A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
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 known as “Corinthian”. Is this because there is incontrovertible evidence that ancient Corinth was the place where this type of helmet was first invented?