Join me as I play through Far Cry Primal and offer some archaeological commentary along the way.
A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.
The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.
A well-made graphic novel set in Classical Athens, following the adventures of the fictional Leander.
The graphic novel Three offers an interesting, well-researched look at life as a helot in ancient Laconia.
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.