Josho Brouwers studied Archaeology & Prehistory (2005) at the VU University Amsterdam. At the same institution, he also achieved a PhD (2010) on warfare in Early Greece. After his PhD, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Thessaly from 2009 to 2011 (NWO Rubicon grant). Following a brief stint as Lecturer, he pursued a career beyond the campus, eventually becoming the editor-in-chief of paper magazines about the ancient world (2012–2017).
Josho’s dissertation was published in a revised and more accessible form as Henchmen of Ares: Warriors and Warfare in Early Greece (2013). He also wrote a book on Greek mythology, which was published in Dutch by Athenaeum in Amsterdam (2014). He has worked as a freelance teacher and speaker. He’s currently working on a new book about the Trojan War. He’s gainfully employed as assistant-publisher at publishing house Primavera Pers in Leiden.
Josho is editor-in-chief of Ancient World Magazine.
The stories of the ancient Greeks are a mess, as this look at (the various people called) Pallas demonstrates. We should embrace the chaos.
All good things must come to an end. I wrap up this series on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with a look at the associated books.
We finish up our chores in Phocis, talk to Herodotus at Thermopylae, and then head over to Athens, the greatest city in Greece.
A well-known legend of early Rome describes Horatius Cocles almost single-handedly defending a bridge against Etruscan aggressors.
One of the plaster casts currently in the Allard Pierson in Amsterdam is of a relief that depicts a group of warriors engaged in a dance.
Many mosaics from Pompeii are on display in the archaeological museum of Naples, including one that depicts a lion attacking a leopard.
Many ancient Greek and Roman epics were left either unfinished or had enough loose strings to warrant continuation by later writers.
It’s been a while, but we finally head off to Phocis, where we explore the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi and meet the Oracle.
There were all sorts of different types of ancient Greek pottery. Let’s examine the hydria, a vessel used for transporting and pouring water.
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.