Josho Brouwers studied Archaeology & Prehistory (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). After his PhD, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Thessaly from 2009 to 2011 (NWO Rubicon grant). He briefly worked as Lecturer at a Dutch college (2011-2012). He was editor-in-chief of paper 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 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 has appeared on the national radio.
Josho is editor-in-chief of Ancient World Magazine.
This tortoise I heard before I saw it, grazing away in this field. Possibly Testudo marginata or marginated tortoise? In ancient times, a common type of lyre was fashioned from the shell of a tortoise. Photographed in Volos, Thessaly.
This picture was taken in Volos, Thessaly, where lizards are found almost anywhere. Definitely a member of the genus Podarcis, most likely Podarcis muralis or the common wall lizard. This one allowed me to get very close; a natural model!