The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes this beautiful red-figure cup with a picture of a warrior.
David Mattingly’s book on the Roman Empire argues that the term “Romanization” is outmoded and should be discarded.
Matilo or Matilone was a Roman castellum (fort) in what is now Leiden. Today, the site is an archaeological park.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.
The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam features a reconstruction of a chariot found in a tomb on the island of Cyprus.
A discussion of the remaining three seasons of the TV show Spartacus, which are all heartily recommended.
An entertaining television series with lots of blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. What’s not to like?
The best known type of Greek helmet is referred to as being of “Corinthian” type. But why is that?
A new temporary exhibition in Leiden demonstrates just how useful it can be to use a question-driven approach to exhibition design.