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.
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 Prince of Persia series of games mixes medieval Persian story elements with older traditions, befitting a fairy-tale atmosphere.
Does this graphical update of Age of Empires make the game feel as fresh as it did in 1997 or does it come off as a relic of a bygone age?
According to the Sumerian King List, kingship was already in the third millennium BC an ancient institution. But is this correct? Where and how did Sumerian kingship originate?
A relief in the British Museum offers a good example of Neo-Assyrian ingenuity, with men crossing a river using inflated animal skins.
This book by the late Bruce Trigger offers a fascinating comparative analysis of seven early complex societies or “civilizations”.
Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.