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.
This edition of the Batrachomyomachia (“Battle of the Frogs and Mice”) edited and translated by Joel Christensen and Erik Robinson, and published by Bloomsbury, is nothing short of exemplary.
Jason Morris reviews Seth Bernard’s Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy, published in 2018.
Academic publishing is a pricey industry for consumers, which is why it is nice to find a collection of books well-worth their price.
It is not easy to summarise Greek warfare in a single work. Matthew Sears’ Understanding Greek Warfare pulls it off by not rattling any cages.
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.
Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice is required reading if you’re interested in archaeology.
The early history of Rome is dominated by its rivalry with the Etruscan city of Veii, just up the Tiber. Until now, Anglophone readers had few resources to explore the latter’s story.
Classics in Extremis (2019), edited by Edmund Richardson, looks to the “margins” to better understand classical receptions.
Many ancient Greek and Roman epics were left either unfinished or had enough loose strings to warrant continuation by later writers.
While preparing his latest book review for Ancient World Magazine, Joshua Hall found himself asking the question, “Why do we do it?”