Thanks to the generous support of our Patreon backers, we will be able to start paying some of our contributors starting on 1 January 2021. We also intend to schedule our podcast more regularly.
As is our custom every year, we’re taking a break for a few weeks to relax without the pressure of writing for the website. We’ll be back on the 10th of August!
If it’s okay for modern protestors to topple statues commemorating dubious historical figures, some argue, why shouldn’t we wipe the monuments of ancient slave-owning societies like the Romans from the face of the Earth?
The ongoing protests against racism have seen protestors deface and destroy statues celebrating dubious historical figures. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has argued that “we need to tackle the substance of the problems, not the symbols.” But this underestimates the significance of material culture.
After some preparation, we are extremely happy to announce the launch of Bad Ancient, a new website dedicated to fact-checking claims about the ancient world.
We don’t often editorialize, but an opinion piece written by science-fiction author Isaac Asimov back in 1980 – in which he tackled the false notion that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” – is again eerily relevant today.
A very happy New Year from all of us here at Ancient World Magazine. Let’s take a look back and see which ten articles were read most in 2019.
This Saturday, November 2nd, marks the two-year anniversary of Ancient World Magazine and we’re celebrating that fact with a brand new look.
We’re taking a bit of breather for the next few weeks. But have no fear: we’ll be back to our regular schedule on the 12th of August.
While preparing his latest book review for Ancient World Magazine, Joshua Hall found himself asking the question, “Why do we do it?”