Ancient Warfare Blog

  • Ancient warfare in videogames (part 1)

    There are many computer and console games based on ancient history. Some of these titles are more historically accurate than others, and many contain quite... Read more
  • Why study ancient warfare?

    What is it that makes warfare in the ancient world such a fascinating and rewarding subject of study? A few reasons spring readily to mind... Read more
  • The military effectiveness of Early Greek walls

    How effective were Greek fortifications of the period between ca. 1000 and 500 BC at protecting the people behind the walls? Were they supposed to... Read more
  • Distribution surveys

    Perhaps you’ve already received one of these before, but if you haven’t yet, odds are that you will one day: a friendly request from our... Read more
  • The Battle of Telamon, 225 BC (part 2)

    “You are not facing a Latin or a Sabine foe who will become your ally when you have beaten him: we have drawn our swords... Read more
  • Early Greek walls, politics and power

    As discussed in a previous blog post, Anthony Snodgrass suggested that fear of attack was the main reason behind the construction of fortifications in Greece... Read more
  • Reader poll: periods/cultures of interest

    Soon, we will be asking readers to send in suggestions for themes for volume VIII of Ancient Warfare. (Observant readers will notice that we already... Read more
  • The Battle of Telamon, 225 BC (part 1)

    “It is this with which we are now concerned, a plain surpassing in fertility any other in Europe with which we are acquainted.” [The Po... Read more
  • Fear and fortifications in Early Greece

    Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to spend two years in Greece studying Greek fortifications of the Early Iron Age and Archaic period... Read more
  • Ancient Warfare workshop at Aberystwyth University

    One of the noteworthy developments in the last decade or two is the ever increasing interest in warfare in the ancient world. Indeed, Ancient Warfare... Read more

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