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.
From the eleventh to the ninth centuries BC there is very little pictorial pottery in the Aegean. So why does a hydria from a grave at Lefkandi show a pair of confronted archers?
Nearly five years ago, my first book was published. Here’s a look back at the commercial edition of my PhD thesis and the lessons learned.
The Lelantine War is the first major military conflict that pitted two alliances of Greek cities against each other. But did it really happen?
A Greek, presumably Attic, stand dated to ca. 710 BC and currently in Munich depicts a common theme: two warriors fighting over a corpse.
During the Early Iron Age, the peoples of Central Italy sometimes placed the ashes of the dead in urns modelled after huts or houses.
The eighth century BC was a time of great change in the Early Iron Age Aegean. One of these changes is exemplified by the reorganization of settlements on the Cycladic island of Andros.
In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.
Most of the objects recovered in archaeological excavations are broken. Sometimes this breakage is intentional. In Early Iron Age Greece, particularly the tenth and ninth centuries, intentionally destroyed weapons were deposited in burials.
Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.