Ancient Warfare Blog

  • Perseus Against the Monsters (1963)

    The release of the Italian movie Hercules, starring Steve Reeves, back in 1958, spawned a large number of sword-and-sandal would-be epics. Among these so-called peplum... Read more
  • Perseus and Bellerophon

    Chronologically speaking, Perseus is one of the earliest Greek heroes. If you have a look at the family tree in the first blog post in... Read more
  • Two comics about Perseus

    When I did the Summer of Hercules, last year, I also reviewed some graphic novels. Comics dealing with Perseus are difficult to find, but I... Read more
  • The new RomanArmyTalk forum

    Perhaps you already know this, but the menu option ‘Forum’ on the Ancient Warfare website will take you to RomanArmyTalk (or ‘RAT’ for short), a... Read more
  • Wrath of the Titans (2012)

    While the remake of Clash of the Titans was not a critical success, it performed well enough at the box office to warrant a sequel... Read more
  • Warriors of the Hellenistic age

    Our latest issue of Ancient Warfare, IX.5, is at the printer’s! After the fiftieth issue, it’s back to normal, but I certainly hope that this... Read more
  • The gorgon Medusa

    Something I didn’t mention in my discussion of 2010’s Clash of the Titans, is that the movie actually provides some background information on Medusa that... Read more
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)

    Last Monday, I discussed the original Clash of the Titans (1981), a slow-paced, muddled mess of a movie that is of interest only because of... Read more
  • Perseus’ rescue of Andromeda

    Many of the ancient frescoes that once decorated the homes of wealthy Romans in Pompeii have been removed from their original site and can now... Read more
  • Clash of the Titans (1981)

    The original Clash of the Titans was released in 1981. It was directed by Desmond Davis, though most people associate it more heavily with producer... Read more

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