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Josho Brouwers

Josho Brouwers

Editor-in-Chief

Josho Brouwers studied Archaeology & Prehistory (1998-2005) at the VU University Amsterdam. At the same institution, he also wrote a PhD thesis (2010) on warfare in Early Greece (Late Bronze Age to Archaic). He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Thessaly from 2009 to 2011 (NWO Rubicon grant). Among other things, he was Editor-in-Chief of print magazines about the ancient world from 2012 to 2017.

Josho’s dissertation was published in a revised and more accessible form as Henchmen of Ares: Warriors and Warfare in Early Greece (2013). He also wrote a book on Greek mythology, which was published in Dutch by Athenaeum in Amsterdam (2014). He has published widely on the ancient world and has also worked as a freelance teacher and speaker.

Since 2017, Josho is Editor-in-Chief of Ancient World Magazine.

Vindobona

Vindobona

Vienna in Roman times

In building their empire, the Romans preferred borders that were relatively easy to defend, such as rivers. Next to the Danube, they founded a fort called Vindobona on the site of the later city of Vienna.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Top reads of 2021

Top reads of 2021

Happy New Year from all of us here at Ancient World Magazine! We have a look back at some of our most popular stuff from last year. Perhaps this will entice you to root around for hidden treasures?

Written by Josho Brouwers

Off-topic: Pod Bay One

Off-topic: Pod Bay One

Our old speculative fiction podcast

Back in 2018, Josho Brouwers, Matthew Lloyd, and Joshua Hall started a podcast and website on speculative fiction called Pod Bay One. The website (and podcast) no longer exist, but we do get the occasional request to make the episodes available again, so here they are!

Written by Josho Brouwers

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

A medieval love story

In ancient stories, including Homer’s Iliad, the Trojan prince Troilus is killed at a young age by the Greek champion Achilles. In the Middle Ages, he became the lead character in a love story that paired him up with a young woman called Cressida.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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