“Greece” covers both the Bronze Age Aegean, with the Cycladic, Minoan, Helladic, and Mycenaen cultures, as well as the Greek world of the first millennium BC, when Greeks settled beyond the Aegean basin, in Southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, southern France, and the coast of the Black Sea. By the fourth century BC, the Athenian philosopher Plato was able to state that the Greeks had spread around the Mediterranean Sea “like frogs around a pond” (Phaedo 109b).
Recent studies, like the edited volume under review, examine the far-reaching trade networks that existed in the Indian Ocean.
To remain relevant in contemporary society, archaeological museums need to engage in the public debate about cultural diversity.
After the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces in ca. 1200 BC, there is little evidence for destruction on this scale until the late eighth century.
Our idea of the Greek way of war is changing. My book sets out a new interpretation of the iconic hoplite’s battle tactics.
Special guest Lieve Donnellan joins the regular team to talk about networks in the ancient Mediteranean, with special reference to Cyprian Broodbanks’ book, The Making of the Middle Sea.
The Homeric Hymns give us some of our earliest information about Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and revelry.
Throughout the centuries, the acropolis of Ialysos has been the site of a number of religious buildings. Let’s take a look at these structures.
The “Homeric Hymns” are a collection of ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. Let’s read Hymn 8, dedicated to Ares.
Having decreased the Athenians’ hold over the Megarid, it’s time for one final push to get them out and secure the region for the Spartans.
“Hoplites” of the seventh century BC were “men of bronze”. A few centuries later, they had shed most of their armour, as a marble lekythos in Leiden shows.