A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.
Ancient generals came to appreciate the value of combined arms. But why is it a good idea to deploy a mix of different kinds of warriors?
The British Museum has many interesting objects from Cyprus, such as this jug depicting a chariot.
The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.
A gorgeous-looking and entertaining action game that, unsurprisingly, plays fast and loose with Roman history.
An interesting object in the British Museum is a Cypriot terracotta statuette of a triple-bodied warrior.
How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities?
A closer look at a handsome bronze figurine of a horseman from Southern Italy, now 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.