Articles in this category deal with tricky issues or with matters where there’s ample room for serious debate.
In a recent lecture, I argued that the Battle of Marathon wasn’t as much of a big deal as our Greek sources would have us believe.
Public puzzlement over an exhibit at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden leads me to be invited to another exhibition in Amsterdam.
The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.
What is it that makes warfare in the ancient world such a fascinating and rewarding subject of study?