Our idea of the Greek way of war is changing. My book sets out a new interpretation of the iconic hoplite’s battle tactics.
Stories from antiquity have inspired later writers for many hundreds of years. For one of the hundred tales in the Decameron, Boccaccio looked to the ancient novelist Apuleius for inspiration.
Special guest Lieve Donnellan joins the regular team to talk about networks in the ancient Mediteranean, with special reference to Cyprian Broodbanks’ book, The Making of the Middle Sea.
The Homeric Hymns give us some of our earliest information about Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and revelry.
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.
The idea that Cleopatra, the famous last queen of ancient Egypt, owed her powerful position to her beauty persist, but why does her appearance really matter?
Thanks to the MET, readers can now experience the ancient site of Palmyra and learn more about its history and modern plight.
Throughout the centuries, the acropolis of Ialysos has been the site of a number of religious buildings. Let’s take a look at these structures.
The “Homeric Hymns” are a collection of ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. Let’s read Hymn 8, dedicated to Ares.
A small, but richly decorated house in Herculaneum, features a mosaic depicting the sea-god Neptune and his wife.