Did the hilly terrain of Italy force the Romans to abandon the hoplite phalanx? Did they even use the phalanx to begin with? In this article, we suggest “no” to both of those questions.
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.
In troubled times, history can be an interesting pastime. But, it should not be looked to for how to deal with the crisis at hand. Plague narratives are not helpful in coping with COVID-19 as a society.
In order to build an accurate narrative of the past and present, archaeologists and classicists must study the experience of people with disabilities in the ancient world.
Militaristic, middle-aged men of ancient Rome may not be the first resource one thinks of for insight on authenticity. However, a poem in Horace’s Satires, or Sermones in Latin, provides a refreshing, bold take on friendship and life that has come to serve as a motto in my own approach to relationships.
Although the tequila-filled citrusy cocktail drank everywhere that the weather is warm got its name from a Spanish term for a flower, its etymology runs farther than the Iberian Peninsula.
Jason Morris reviews Seth Bernard’s Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy, published in 2018.
War drives society to the limits of civility. This is beautifully illustrated in a surviving fragment of the Annals of Ennius.
Experts Stephanie Craven and Hannah Ringheim join regular team members Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers to talk about mercenaries.