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Medusa at the edge of Empire

Medusa at the edge of Empire

Images of the head of Medusa, the mythical gorgon beheaded by Perseus, were used throughout the Classical world as a symbol of power and protection. In this article, Adam Parker explores her presence in Roman Britain, at the edge of the Roman Empire.

Written by Adam Parker

A temple for all the gods

A temple for all the gods

The Pantheon in Rome

One of the most impressive structures of ancient Rome, the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to all the gods. The main room consisted of a large cylindrical drum topped by a dome, with a central hole or oculus allowing for light and air – and rain! – to pass through.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Four Lost Cities

Four Lost Cities

A book by Annalee Newitz

In Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, science journalist and science fiction author Annalee Newitz explores the life, death, and afterlife of four cities across the globe, and connects their histories to the challenges facing urban life in the twenty-first century.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

A break for the summer

A break for the summer

2021 edition

It’s that time of the year again: we’re going on a short break, so we can relax for a bit and prepare stuff for Ancient World Magazine. We’ll be back to our semi-regular schedule on the 1st of September!

Written by Josho Brouwers

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