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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 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.

Temple of Apollo in Rhodes

Temple of Apollo in Rhodes

The ruins of the temple of Apollo on the acropolis of Rhodes. Part of the northeastern side of this temple has been restored, giving some idea of what the original structure must have looked like. All buildings on the acropolis date from the Hellenistic era.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Peacock at Ialysos

Peacock at Ialysos

A male peacock photographed at the archaeological site of Ialysos, Rhodes. In ancient times, the peacock was sacred to Hera.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Kamiros

Kamiros

View across the ancient site of Kamiros on the island of Rhodes. The remains of the walls that you see here are probably just the stone sockles of the original houses.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

A Western way of war?

A Western way of war?

The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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