Ancient Warfare Blog

  • Caesar in Holland: hype and scepticism

    On 10 December, a blog post based on an article by Dutch journalist Theo Toebosch was published on this website about the recent news that... Read more
  • Plutarch's Life of Theseus

    For this final entry, I would have liked to recommend to you another book in the series Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, as... Read more
  • The Minotaur

    The National Archaeological Museum of Spain, located in Madrid, has one of my favourite ancient depictions of the Minotaur. It is found on the inside... Read more
  • Immortals (2011)

    There are quite a few books, games, and other media that have been inspired by the story of Theseus and the labyrinth, most notably, perhaps... Read more
  • The labours of Theseus

    The British Museum in London has an Attic red-figure kylix (cup) that depicts some of Theseus’ most famous deeds. It was found in Italy, at... Read more
  • The Week of Theseus

    As promised in my last post of the Autumn of Perseus, the week of 14 December 2015 is the ‘Week of Theseus’. This is the... Read more
  • Alternatives to 300, part 2: Democracy

    A few days ago, I wrote about the graphic novel Three as a more historically accurate alternative to Frank Miller’s 300. Today, I want to... Read more
  • The massacre of the Usipetes and Tencteri

    Site of the Massacre (c) Karwansaray Publishers. In 55 BC, the tribes of the Usipetes and Tencteri, which had until then lived on the east... Read more
  • Alternatives to 300, part 1: Three

    Last year, I wrote a series of blog posts about the movie 300 (2006), and also tangentially mentioned Frank Miller’s graphic novel, which the movie... Read more
  • Swords in ancient Greece

    Currently, I’m getting ready to put Ancient Warfare issue IX.6 through the editorial process. For an article by Cezary Kucewicz on the treatment of the... Read more

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