Ancient History Blog

  • Thucydides' history of Early Greece

    Thucydides is often heralded as one of the great historians of Antiquity, often to the detriment of the more interesting Herodotus and the eminently more... Read more
  • A magazine with its own character

    A preview of one of the pages in the new magazine. There’s only one ancient world, although there’s quite a lot of it: more than... Read more
  • Heroes 8: the sources behind the sources

    Astruc As I explained in an earlier installment of this series, Nanni of Viterbo (1437-1502) had published a collection of bogus sources on ancient history... Read more
  • A fresh take on ancient Greece?

    Ancient History Magazine, like our other magazines, will have a section devoted to (book) reviews. Since AHM is brand new, we haven’t received a lot... Read more
  • Heroes 7: the chronological debate

    Two weeks ago, I blogged about Nanni of Viterbo (1437-1502), the man who claimed to have rediscovered several ancient texts that confirmed what the bible... Read more
  • Ancient aristocracy

    The term ‘aristocracy’ derives from the Greek and means literally kratos (‘rule’) of the aristoi (‘the best’). However, our ideas of what constitutes an aristocracy... Read more
  • Heroes 6: the master hoaxer

    Today, I am resuming my series on the great scholarly heroes who were fundamental to the study of Antiquity. (For earlier instalments, go here: 1... Read more
  • Piecing together the history of Greek art

    If you follow a course on ancient Greek art history, you’ll probably be told that figurative art all but disappeared entirely in Greece in the... Read more
  • Caracalla

    Although we still have to publish the first issue of Ancient History Magazine, we’re already busy with the second one. We have been considering “the... Read more
  • Titanic Titans?

    Before Zeus and his siblings seized control of the cosmos, the world was ruled by a group of gods referred to as the Titans. The... Read more

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