Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?
The Homeric epics are rife with descriptions of colourful characters, including Asteropaeus, who fought with two swords.
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.
A column drum photographed on the acropolis of Rhodes, near the stadium.
A male peacock photographed at the archaeological site of Ialysos, Rhodes. In ancient times, the peacock was sacred to Hera.
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.
In this book, Christopher Matthew aims to reassess existing models of hoplite warfare by adopting a more hands-on approach.
Before the rise of the Persian Empire, the kingdom of Lydia was the most powerful neighbour to the ancient Greeks.
The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.
This edited volume offers an excellent introduction to archaeological approaches to the study of warfare.