In ancient Greek history, the Classical period covers more or less the fifth and fourth centuries BC.
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?
In a recent lecture, I argued that the Battle of Marathon wasn’t as much of a big deal as our Greek sources would have us believe.
Opinion is sharply divided among scholars regarding the development of the hoplite phalanx in ancient Greece. Here I try to identify some of the problems and offer solutions that may help to move the study of ancient Greek warfare forward.
Currently, the soccer World Cup is going on: a good opportunity to write about ancient Greek sports.
In this book, Christopher Matthew aims to reassess existing models of hoplite warfare by adopting a more hands-on approach.
The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.