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Josho Brouwers

Josho Brouwers

Josho Brouwers studied Archaeology & Prehistory (2005) at the VU University Amsterdam. At the same institution, he also achieved a PhD (2010) on warfare in Early Greece (Late Bronze Age to Archaic). After his PhD, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Thessaly from 2009 to 2011 (NWO Rubicon grant). Following a brief stint as Lecturer, he pursued a career beyond the campus, eventually becoming the editor-in-chief of paper magazines about the ancient world (2012–2017).

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 also works as a freelance teacher and speaker, giving courses and lectures about a wide variety of topics related to the ancient world. On occasion, he appears on the national radio.

Josho is editor-in-chief of Ancient World Magazine.

The Harvester Vase

The Harvester Vase

From the Minoan administrative centre of Agia Triada comes a black steatite vase depicting what appears to be a procession or processional dance connected to either a sowing or harvesting festival.

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Zeus and Europa

Zeus and Europa

Smitten by the beautiful Phoenician princess Europa, Zeus transforms himself into a bull with the aim of abducting the poor girl.

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