The Allard Pierson and Royal Ontario Museums together possess a unique hoard of Hellenistic clay sealings from Edfu in Egypt.
This book by the late Bruce Trigger offers a fascinating comparative analysis of seven early complex societies or “civilizations”.
Even though the ancient Mediterranean was rife with piracy, relatively few pirates are known to us by name.
A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.