Stories about people who run away usually focus on their adventures. But Lucian provides us with a view from the home front when a young person takes an unexpected trip.
To remain relevant in contemporary society, archaeological museums need to engage in the public debate about cultural diversity.
After the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces in ca. 1200 BC, there is little evidence for destruction on this scale until the late eighth century.
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.