In ancient Greek history, the Classical period covers more or less the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
Our idea of the Greek way of war is changing. My book sets out a new interpretation of the iconic hoplite’s battle tactics.
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.
Throughout the centuries, the acropolis of Ialysos has been the site of a number of religious buildings. Let’s take a look at these structures.
Having decreased the Athenians’ hold over the Megarid, it’s time for one final push to get them out and secure the region for the Spartans.
“Hoplites” of the seventh century BC were “men of bronze”. A few centuries later, they had shed most of their armour, as a marble lekythos in Leiden shows.
On the loading screens, the game presents you with randomized “hints”, including historical tidbits. Let’s look at those for a moment.
After sailing away from Cephalonia, our first stop on the mainland is the city of Megara, oddly referred to as “Megaris” in the game.
On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.
Continuing our adventure, we explore the island of Cephalonia. Comments on ancient Greek mercenaries, clothing, architecture, and more.
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.