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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.

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

The culture of ancient scholarship

The culture of ancient scholarship

A book review

The scholastic lifestyle is not a development of the modern world. It was a characteristic of the ancient world, and deserving of a detailed look. This article reviews a new book that studies how scholars operated in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

Set in stone

Set in stone

The law code of Gortyn

One of the longest extant ancient Greek inscriptions is found in Gortyn, an ancient city in Crete. The text was inscribed in the fifth century BC, but some scholars purport that parts of it are reflective of an earlier era.

Written by Josho Brouwers

The scientific attitude and ancient studies

The scientific attitude and ancient studies

How do we understand the spread of pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history in modern media? The rise of TV programs like Ancient Aliens has received considerable academic backlash, but do we yet know the root cause of its popularity? A new book from Lee McIntyre helps us understand the spread of these problematic programs.

Written by Joshua R. Hall