Ancient World Magazine
We are a group of ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists who are passionate about the past. Our mission is to share engaging and well-researched information about the ancient world with our readers.
Ariadne’s Threads, published in 2015, Berenice Jones has written the standard work on clothing in the Aegean Bronze Age that will serve as the basis for all future research. Read more
No archaeological site in Crete gives you a better idea of what it must have been like to live in a Minoan town than Gournia, located on the Isthmus of Ierepetra.
A naval battle off the Italiote Greek city of Cumae in 474 BC resonated across the Mediterranean. Not necessarily for its importance, but because the victor used it as a key element in his propaganda campaign.
In order to build an accurate narrative of the past and present, archaeologists and classicists must study the experience of people with disabilities in the ancient world.
Christopher Pelling shares the fruits of a lifetime of research on the Father of History. His epic tome asks many questions but offers no simple answers.
Finds from the Minoan settlement at Malia include a number of beautiful swords and daggers, now in the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion.
A very happy New Year from all of us here at
Ancient World Magazine. Let’s take a look back and see which ten articles were read most in 2019. Read more
This blood-soaked and interesting retelling in graphic novel form of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur is written by Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa, with art by Lukas Ketner.
We explore the archaeological site of Malia in Crete, located close to the sea. Here, remains of a “palace” have been unearthed, as well as parts of the surrounding Minoan town.
This edition of the
Batrachomyomachia (“Battle of the Frogs and Mice”) edited and translated by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson, and published by Bloomsbury, is nothing short of exemplary. Read more
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