How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities? Do they relate to any particular periods of history at all?
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.
The earliest known text about one of Heracles’ adventures is the so-called Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod.
Opinion is sharply divided among scholars regarding the development of the hoplite phalanx in ancient Greece. Here I try to identify some of the problems and offer solutions that may help to move the study of ancient Greek warfare forward.
A closer look at Ares (known to the Romans as Mars), who wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the god of slaughter and strife.
Currently, the soccer World Cup is going on: a good opportunity to write about ancient Greek sports.
An in-depth look at the good, bad, and downright ugly aspects of Zack Snyder’s movie 300, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel.
An interesting, if perhaps not highly informative ancient object, is the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus.
Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent? If so, for which time period can they be used?