Articles in this category deal with tricky issues or with matters where there’s ample room for serious debate.
Two depictions of the sack of Troy in Greek art give us different perspectives on how the ancient Greeks used the myth of the Trojan War.
Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.
The ancient world isn’t limited to Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East, but encompasses the entire globe.
In the distant past, when Assyria still reigned supreme, two tribes of nomadic horsemen wreaked havoc across Asia. They were known as the Cimmerians and the Scythians.
Ancient Egypt had periods of political instability, in which different factions vied for control, not unlike the drama seen in Game of Thrones.
It’s the end of the year. You might think the world is awful and getting worse. But that isn’t the case. In fact, it’s great and only getting better.
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.
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
The figures of the Chinese terracotta army of the third century BC were perhaps inspired by Greek sculpture.