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Matthew Lloyd

Contributing Editor

Matthew Lloyd is from the UK, but lives in Canada. He has a BA in Literae Humaniores (2008), an MStud in Classical Archaeology (2009), and a DPhil in Archaeology (2014), all from the University of Oxford. His focus is on Early Iron Age Greece, particularly burials with weapons and other evidence for warfare. He has a steadily growing bibliography of works focusing on various aspects of Prehistoric and early Greek history, and can be found most summers working at the British School at Athens to study the excavations at Xeropolis-Lefkandi.

Matthew is a contributing editor to Ancient World Magazine.

Hades (2020)

Hades (2020)

A review

The Greek-mythology themed game Hades was fully released by Supergiant Games in September 2020, and has since been named “Game of the Year” by several gaming publications. What is it about this story of the son of Hades fighting his way out of the underworld that appealed in a year from hell?

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Dating the Dark Age, part I

Dating the Dark Age, part I

The relative chronology of Early Iron Age Greece

Our understanding of the ancient world depends on its chronology – the order in which events happened and the time elapsed in between them. In this series of articles, Matthew will look at how the chronology of the Early Iron Age or “Dark Age” of Greece has been constructed, and new radiocarbon dates that suggest a radical revision of that chronology.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

A rich Athenian woman and child

A rich Athenian woman and child

A spectacular cremation burial of a woman and a foetus on the Areopagus of Athens has prompted much speculation about Early Iron Age Athenian society and the role of women and children within it.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

A god in three dimensions

A god in three dimensions

The debate about identification is front and centre of discussions about the Artemision god. But is there anything more to say about this statue than “Zeus or Poseidon”?

Written by Matthew Lloyd