Ancient History Blog

  • History as inspiration: Tyranny

    Yesterday, we had a look at how the ancient world – most notably Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – influenced Isaac Asimov’s... Read more
  • History as inspiration: Foundation trilogy

    Issue 10, which is currently at the printer’s (and available for pre-order), features an article by Marc DeSantis about the connections between J.R.R. Tolkien and... Read more
  • Royalty in the ancient world

    The latest issue of Ancient History has been sent off to the printer’s. Issue 10 deals with the theme ‘royalty in the ancient world’. This... Read more
  • Bricks of the Pantheon

    Last week, I wrote a blog post about the Pantheon. As I was writing it, I remembered something from a lecture I attended a few... Read more
  • 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

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