According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded on 21 April, 753 BC. This city-state in the centre of Italy would grow and flourish over the course of the next millennium, eventually turning into an empire that encompassed not just the whole of Italy, but the entire Mediterranean and vast stretches of land beyond.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?
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 new Classical department at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.
War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?
A look at the equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus that is currently on display at the archaeological museum of Naples.
A closer look at one of the statue groups from the Collezione Farnese, originally perhaps by Apollonius of Tralles.
One of the buildings in Herculaneum features a tavern that offers a window into everyday life in a Roman town in the first century AD.
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?