The question of Helen’s involvement in such a significant conflict clearly poses difficult questions – and has done ever since the age of Homer.
For centuries, the bloody gladiator conflicts that the Romans staged in amphitheatres throughout the empire have engrossed and repelled us. When it comes to gladiators, it is almost impossible to look away. But the arena is also the place where the Romans feel most foreign to us.
Some wit and wisdom from the classical world – here are proverbs from 20 ancient Greek writers.
By Zena Kamash London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade, their names and images echo…
The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.
The gladiatorial games – often portrayed in modern media as brutish spectacles enjoyed by bloodthirsty crowds — were rather a rule-bound sport focused on the Roman ideal of bravery in the face of death.
What does the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth have to do with the Battle of Marathon?
In the largest study of ancient human DNA ever conducted, an international team of scientists has revealed the complex story behind one of the defining periods in European prehistory. The study is published last month in the journal Nature.
We all know the phrase ‘all roads lead to Rome’. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like ‘there is more than one way to reach the same goal’. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city?
My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
By Huw Groucutt The Arabian Peninsula is a vast landmass at the crossroads of Africa and Eurasia. Yet until the last decade almost…
The archaeological site of Sedeinga, located in Sudan, is known for being home to the ruins of the Egyptian temple of Queen Tiye, the royal wife of Amenhotep III.
A Roman trade distribution centre, an abandoned medieval village and three prehistoric monuments are among nationally significant archaeological discoveries uncovered during work to build a new roadway in England.
The Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, a new digital tool for researching ancient literature, is now available.
If improving your reading is your goal for 2016, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our hot new ancient history releases for January!
A few new releases for the historian on your shopping list!
Barry Strauss talks about his new book The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.
In these four videos, Gene Kritsky, author of The Tears of Re, talks about beekeeping in Ancient Egypt
Leendert Weeda examines Vergil’s political views by analyzing the whole of the poet’s work and introduces the notion of the functional model, which suggests that the poet does not primarily have a literary objective, but a functional one.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.