Ancient Warfare Blog

  • Hercules (1958) and Hercules Unchained (1959)

    Inspired by big-budget Hollywood movies about the ancient world, Italian film makers started producing their own movies based on ancient history and mythology in the... Read more
  • The shield of Heracles

    There is no stopping the Summer of Hercules! Today, though, I want to focus on something other than movies or comic books. Let’s leave the... Read more
  • Hercules 3D (review)

    Tonight, I went to see the new Hercules, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in the cinema. The movie, directed by Brett Ratner, is ostensibly based on... Read more
  • Hercules: The Thracian Wars (review)

    The summer of Hercules continues! The latest Hercules movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, is on my list to see in a few days. The advertisements emphasize the fact... Read more
  • Hercules Reborn (review)

    Just when you thought movies about Heracles couldn’t get much worse than The Legend of Hercules, along comes Hercules Reborn. This movie was made and released by... Read more
  • The Legend of Hercules (review)

    Ever since the release of Gladiator, back in 2000, we are fortunate to get a steady stream of movies from Hollywood that are set in the... Read more
  • Votes are in for volume IX

    Last month, I asked you to vote on themes for five issues of the ninth volume of Ancient Warfaremagazine. Several hundred of you responded to this... Read more
  • Ancient warfare in Aberystwyth, 2014

    Last week, I was in Aberystwyth, where I attended the International Ancient Warfare Conference. This was the second time that the conference had been organized... Read more
  • The horsemen of the steppes

    The latest issue of Ancient Warfare, number VIII.3, is currently at the printer’s and should roll off the presses in about ten days’ time. The title... Read more
  • Ares, the god of war (part 3)

    In the previous two instalments in this series, I looked at the Greek god of war, Ares. As many of you are no doubt aware... Read more

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