Articles with this tag are, at least partially, reviews of something (e.g. a book, movie, game) related to the ancient world. Also includes reviews of (temporary) exhibitions at archaeological museums.
With the recent release of the strategy game A Total War Saga: Troy, there has been a flood of videos about the Trojan War. Sadly, many of them are not very good. The recent video by Extra Credits on “Battles in the Bronze Age” is an example.
An interesting look at archaeological research that focuses on all aspects of the production process, from the procurement of raw materials to the use of finished products.
This book, based on a workshop on fortifications and sieges, features a collection of papers that deal with siegecraft among the ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
People studying the first half of antiquity, with free cities and omens and cuneiform, don’t always pay attention to the very end, with kingdoms and Christians and clumsy Latin. But the people studying the end of antiquity have some exciting stories to tell, and they face some of the same problems as people studying Early Greece.
Rome fought many wars in its rise to Mediterranean dominance. One of the most important has been neglected in modern scholarship, in part because we have few sources for it. But Patrick Alan Kent has written a new book about the war with Pyrrhus.
The scholastic lifestyle is not a development of the modern world. It was a characteristic of the ancient world, and deserving of a detailed look. This article reviews a new book that studies how scholars operated in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
How do we understand the spread of pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-history in modern media? The rise of TV programs like Ancient Aliens has received considerable academic backlash, but do we yet know the root cause of its popularity? A new book from Lee McIntyre helps us understand the spread of these problematic programs.
With Ariadne’s Threads, published in 2015, Berenice Jones has written the standard work on clothing in the Aegean Bronze Age that will serve as the basis for all future research.
Christopher Pelling shares the fruits of a lifetime of research on the Father of History. His epic tome asks many questions but offers no simple answers.
This blood-soaked and interesting retelling in graphic novel form of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur is written by Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa, with art by Lukas Ketner.