This page lists all of the articles that have been published on this website in reverse chronological order, so with the newest material listed first.
Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.
With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?
Matthew Lloyd’s recent article on why he studies the Greek “Dark Age” elicited comments about his use of that phrase that deserve to be dealt with briefly.
In the first Ancient World Magazine podcast Roel, Josh, and Josho discussed reasons to study the ancient world. Here are my reasons to study Early Iron Age – or “Dark Age” – Greece in particular.
One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.
We tend to focus on how ancient buildings were used in Antiquity. But how they were used in post-Classical times is often just as interesting, as I discovered when I revisited the Colosseum in Rome.
A brief analysis of relationships between the Carthaginians and the Athenians shows that a more developed form of politics and warfare existed in the fifth century BC than is commonly thought.
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
The Greek god Dionysus remains popular in the modern world for his love of wine and the theatre and his outsider status. But looking at one of his myths through the lens of his masculinity shows how Dionysus can be more complicated than that.
One of the many problems plaguing the reign of Emperor Commodus was a supposed “War on Deserters”.