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.
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.
In this first part of a series on the history of Carthage, Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers talk about Phoenicians and colonization.
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.
A relief in the British Museum offers a good example of Neo-Assyrian ingenuity, with men crossing a river using inflated animal skins.
An action-roleplaying game that has you slaying monsters as you travel from ancient Greece to ancient China.
Hamblin’s book on warfare in the ancient Near East offers a starting point for those who wish to learn more about this topic.
An interesting, if perhaps not highly informative ancient object, is the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus.
The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.