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Mercenaries in the ancient world

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Mercenaries in the ancient world

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Experts Stephanie Craven and Hannah Ringheim join regular team members Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers to talk about mercenaries.

Networks in the ancient Mediterranean

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Networks in the ancient Mediterranean

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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.

Top reads of 2018

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Top reads of 2018

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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.

Was Cleopatra beautiful?

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Was Cleopatra beautiful?

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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?

Wine culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

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Wine culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

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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.