Forging Late Roman Italy

by Jeroen Wijnendaele (This text incorporates my introduction for the book launch of Late Roman Italy at Hamburg’s RomanIslam centre – 21.11.2023) Fergus Millar once claimed that “Italy under the Empire has no history.” He meant that it had no…

Xenophon’s Anabasis in 16 Pictures

This selection of sixteen photographs together with the accompanying descriptions by Xenophon aim to provide a sense of the travel experience from the journey’s beginning at Sardis to the army’s famous sighting of the Black Sea from the mountains south of modern Trabzon.

Q&A with Amy Lather

Melissa Mueller and Lilah Grace Canevaro interview Amy Lather, author of Materiality and Aesthetics in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry, the first book to publish in the new Ancient Cultures, New Materialism series.

Four Irish Persephones

By Virginie Trachsler The young Persephone is gathering flowers in a meadow when her uncle Hades, god of the underworld, rises through a crack in the earth and abducts her on his golden chariot. Her mother Ceres wanders the earth…