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.
Did the hilly terrain of Italy force the Romans to abandon the hoplite phalanx? Did they even use the phalanx to begin with? In this article, we suggest “no” to both of those questions.
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.
We don’t often editorialize, but an opinion piece written by science-fiction author Isaac Asimov back in 1980 – in which he tackled the false notion that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” – is again eerily relevant today.
High in the Dicte mountain range along the Lasithi Plateau in Crete is the Psychro Cave, which may have been the place where, according to myth, the great god Zeus was raised.
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.
A jug made in Corinth but unearthed in an Etruscan tomb features an image that has been widely interpreted as representing hoplites fighting in phalanx formation. But a closer examination of this artefact casts serious doubts on this view.
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.
In troubled times, history can be an interesting pastime. But, it should not be looked to for how to deal with the crisis at hand. Plague narratives are not helpful in coping with COVID-19 as a society.
A fragmentary statue from Tell el-Dab’a features traits that the ancient Egyptians associated with people from the Levant, raising questions of self-representation and context, especially with regards to ethnic identity.
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.