A closer look at a handsome bronze figurine of a horseman from Southern Italy, currently on display at the British Museum.
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.
A closer look at Ares (known to the Romans as Mars), who wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the god of slaughter and strife.
An in-depth look at the good, bad, and downright ugly aspects of Zack Snyder’s movie 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel.
Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?
The ruins of the temple of Apollo on the acropolis of Rhodes. Part of the northeastern side of this temple has been restored, giving some idea of what the original structure must have looked like. All buildings on the acropolis date from the Hellenistic era.
A column drum photographed on the acropolis of Rhodes, near the stadium.
View across the ancient site of Kamiros on the island of Rhodes. The remains of the walls that you see here are probably just the stone sockles of the original houses.
In this book, Christopher Matthew aims to reassess existing models of hoplite warfare by adopting a more hands-on approach.