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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.

Greek warfare and Homer

Greek warfare and Homer

Last month, Josho Brouwers gave a lecture about the cultural signifcance of the Homeric epics to ancient Greek warfare, which was also recorded on video. Here you can read the text of this lecture.

Written by Josho Brouwers

A swordfish in Agia Galini

A swordfish in Agia Galini

A dead swordfish in Agia Galini. The name of the species, Xiphias gladius, incorporates the ancient Greek word for swordfish (xiphias), still used in modern Greek, and the Latin word for sword (gladius).

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

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