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.
Scholarship has tended to downplay the promiscuity of Etruscan women as described by Greek sources. But with evolving modern sexual sensibilities, perhaps a different approach is required.
During the Early Iron Age, the peoples of Central Italy sometimes placed the ashes of the dead in urns modelled after huts or houses.
In the heart of Costa Rica lies an archaeological site known as Guayabo de Turrialba, the principal city of a pre-Columbian civilization.
I hope to write a number of pieces for Ancient World Magazine about women in pre-Roman Italy over the next year, so consider this the first of a much more ambitious project.
A brief analysis of relationships between the Carthaginians and the Athenians shows that a more developed form of politics and warfare existed in the fifth century BC than is commonly thought.
The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.
Even though the ancient Mediterranean was rife with piracy, relatively few pirates are known to us by name.
There’s been lots of talk lately about immigration. Here’s a look at the topic from the point of view of early Rome.
Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.