Articles in this category deal with tricky issues or with matters where there’s ample room for serious debate.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Ancient World Magazine. Here’s a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.
There’s a large block of worked limestone at one end of the temple of Apollo at Delphi. What is it? What function did it serve?
Nearly five years ago, my first book was published. Here’s a look back at the commercial edition of my PhD thesis and the lessons learned.
Summer’s a busy time for us here at Ancient World Magazine, so we’re taking a short break. We’ll be back on the 13th of August.
The Lelantine War is the first major military conflict that pitted two alliances of Greek cities against each other. But did it really happen?
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.