Ancient History Blog

  • Heroes 1: ancient histories, plural

    If you would have asked a Medieval scholar where history had begun, he would have said something like “Why? In the Garden of Eden of... Read more
  • The Egyptian sphinx

    In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god). They often served as... Read more
  • Greek mythology on screen

    I’ve just returned fresh from lecturing on Greek mythology again and so, once more, I find myself inspired to write about something myth-related. (Don’t worry... Read more
  • A portrait of Socrates?

    Socrates was a Greek philosopher whose work is considered so important that all philosophers who lived before he did are now lumped together as one... Read more
  • Ancient Greek faith in myths

    When you teach a particular course long enough, there are some questions that pop up time and again. As I’ve noted earlier, I’m currently in... Read more
  • Teaching Greek mythology

    Since 2006, I’ve regularly given courses and lectures on a variety of topics related to the ancient world for various institutions specialized in adult education... Read more
  • The purpose of an archaeological museum

    Last year, I visited an exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum here in Leiden. The exhibition was on the Merovingians. One of the display cases... Read more
  • Themes and content

    If you know AHM’s sister (or is that brother?) magazines Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare, you’ll be familiar with our themed setup. A large part... Read more
  • Creating a cover

    Starting a magazine is quite an adventure, especially if you’re like me and your only experience is a series of students’ magazines. I find it... Read more
  • Ancient History Magazine: the survey

    If you’re not Apple, Inc, it’s a pretty basic rule that when you plan to launch a new product – or in our case, a... Read more

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