Ancient History Blog

  • The Pantheon in Rome

    Today I finished up issue 10 of Ancient History. It’s ready to go to print. I’ll write more about the contents of the issue itself... Read more
  • The death penalty in Classical Athens

    The latest issue of Ancient History has an article by Murray Dahm on the death of Socrates. We don’t really go into much detail in... Read more
  • A kalos cup from Rhodes

    A few years ago, we went to the beautiful island of Rhodes and visited, among other things, its archaeological museum. One of the pots on... Read more
  • Resources on the web

    Thanks to the internet, we have access to a wealth of information. Unfortunately, it’s not always entirely clear whether the information that’s floating around is... Read more
  • Temba, his arms wide (contest)

    Having (re)watched the original Star Trek, I’ve recently introduced my girlfriend to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Growing up in the eighties and nineties, I... Read more
  • Athens in the fourth century BC

    With the introduction of the new website and me taking a week off, it’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post. But... Read more
  • Living in the past

    My last blog post on Roman cataract surgery elicited quite a few responses from readers. On the one hand, it’s amazing that people in the... Read more
  • Roman cataract surgery

    For the past week, I’ve been suffering from the flu, and while I’m slowly improving, it did make me think a bit more about our... Read more
  • The tomb of a musician?

    I’ve blogged before about Paestum, the ancient settlement in Southern Italy originally founded by the Greeks as Poseidonia, conquered by the Lucanians, and subsequently turned... Read more
  • Ancient and modern food

    With Ancient History issue 8 off to the printer’s, I figured a short blog post discussing a few differences between ancient and modern food might... Read more

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