Ancient History Blog

  • 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
  • Food in the ancient world

    Issue 8 of Ancient History magazine is done and will be going to the printer’s this week. It deals with food in the ancient world... Read more
  • Street musicians in Pompeii

    We’re in the final phase of the layout stage for issue 8 of Ancient History magazine. Next Monday, it should be sent off to the... Read more
  • The shape of things to come

    At present, we’re hard at work on finishing Ancient History magazine issue 8, which is being edited by Peter Konieczny of Medieval Warfare (with me... Read more
  • A new challenge

    Back in 2012, I had a meeting in Utrecht with Karwansaray Publishers to talk about publishing my PhD thesis in the form of a book... Read more

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