After Knossos, Invicta invited archaeologist Josho Brouwers to talk about Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s depiction of the citadel of Mycenae. They also talk a bit about some other major sites in the Argolid.
The Chieftain Cup, currently in the archaeological museum of Iraklion, depicts a scene on one side that features a commanding figure, probably a leader of some sort.
Thriving for centuries, the Phoenician settlement of Motya met its demise in a sudden attack by Dionysius I of Syracuse. This is an example of a fast-moving and well-organized campaign, as well as the fragility of ancient cities.
Experts Stephanie Craven and Hannah Ringheim join regular team members Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers to talk about mercenaries.
An examination of some early Greek texts suggests that the term epikouros requires a more complex definition than just “mercenary”.
A round shield, with a double grip, swept the Mediterranean by storm. But why did this happen?
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.
Did the ancient Greeks name their ships? The answer to that is yes. And with rare exception, the ships were given female names.
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.
All good things must come to an end. I wrap up this series on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with a look at the associated books.