An action-roleplaying game that has you slaying monsters as you travel from ancient Greece to ancient China.
The best known type of Greek helmet is known as “Corinthian”. Is this because there is incontrovertible evidence that ancient Corinth was the place where this type of helmet was first invented?
The new Classical department at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.
A statue group currently in Naples serves as the start of a brief discussion of tyranny in ancient Athens.
A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.
A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.
The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).
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.