What is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business. Tracing Mediterranean wine culture, this article focuses especially on the last three centuries BC.
Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.
One cannot examine the Athenian scoundrel Alcibiades without providing a potted history of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC).
Iliad is a competitive card game for 2 to 6 players inspired by Homer’s battle epic. While the theme is light, I warmly recommend it.
The little known wife of the Successor King Lysimachus, Amastris, is arguably the first true Hellenistic queen as she embodies the entanglement of Persian and Greco-Macedonian traditions.
The Civilization franchise is one of the most popular in PC gaming. It engages deeply with the ancient world. This article looks at three ancient admirals featured in the sixth instalment.
In this article, we look at another example of the topos of Persian leaders ignoring a (non-Persian) adviser, only to be proven wrong in not heeding their council.
Don’t believe everything you read! That’s true for both ancient and modern texts. Here, we examine Herodotus’ take on queen Artemisia.
In the story of the Trojan War, battles are fought between huge armies. But how were these armies organized? How were they assembled?
Nearly five years ago, my first book was published. Here’s a look back at the commercial edition of my PhD thesis and the lessons learned.