Joshua Hall holds a PhD in Ancient History from Cardiff University. His research primarily revolves around warfare and social power in ancient Italy before the Roman conquest. Having undertaken doctoral work on the Etruscans and Early Rome, he has began a program of publications which include commentaries on Greek warfare and religion. He is currently finishing a monograph on Carthage and is in the early stages of preparing a book on Etruscan and Italic armies. He lives in Oregon, USA.
Joshua is a contributing editor to Ancient World Magazine.
War drives society to the limits of civility. This is beautifully illustrated in a surviving fragment of the Annals of Ennius.
A round shield, with a double grip, swept the Mediterranean by storm. But why did this happen?
Academic publishing is a pricey industry for consumers, which is why it is nice to find a collection of books well-worth their price.
The Etruscans were reputed to be tenacious pirates. Is this reputation deserved? The answer requires a look at the ancient sources.
Were ancient figures all that they were cracked up to be? A brief look at the historiography of Epaminondas should make us wary of accepting everything we read in our sources.
For many people, Athena is an icon for strong women. But she also has a dark side, as shown in an encounter with Aphrodite.
One of the most dynamic heroes of the Trojan Cycle is Aeneas, whose depiction can be found throughout Italy before Rome usurped him as a national icon.
The early history of Rome is dominated by its rivalry with the Etruscan city of Veii, just up the Tiber. Until now, Anglophone readers had few resources to explore the latter’s story.
Classics in Extremis (2019), edited by Edmund Richardson, looks to the “margins” to better understand classical receptions.
Few Greek vases have spawned as much discussion as one found in Cerveteri and dating to the seventh century BC.