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Joshua R. Hall

Joshua R. Hall

Contributing Editor

Joshua Hall holds a PhD in Ancient History from Cardiff University. His research primarily revolves around warfare and social power in ancient Italy before the Roman conquest. Having undertaken doctoral work on the Etruscans and Early Rome, he has began a program of publications which include commentaries on Greek warfare and religion. He is currently finishing a monograph on Carthage and is in the early stages of preparing a book on Etruscan and Italic armies. He lives in Oregon, USA.

Joshua is a contributing editor to Ancient World Magazine.

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month in North America, Ancient World Magazine is publishing a short series of articles looking at the reception of antiquity in the African diaspora and African peoples in the ancient world.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

The state of the state

The state of the state

Why it matters for the ancient world

The most studied aspect of the ancient world is its political history. Whether it’s a critical narrative of Roman history or a detailed look at the structure of the polis, politics are central. But how we understand politics and its ostensibly substantive equivalent, the state, is no less subjective than any other aspect of historical analysis. However, this subjectivity is often overlooked.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

To the godfather of Greek art studies

To the godfather of Greek art studies

A review

Few scholars can claim to be legendary within their field. However, within the discipline of Greek art studies, Sir John Boardman is most certainly that. This is a review of a Festschrift offered to him for his 90th birthday.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

A neglected warrior

A neglected warrior

A new book on Pyrrhus

Rome fought many wars in its rise to Mediterranean dominance. One of the most important has been neglected in modern scholarship, in part because we have few sources for it. But Patrick Alan Kent has written a new book about the war with Pyrrhus.

Written by Joshua R. Hall