Historical Articles

From Eidolon to Archaeology, Atlas Obscura to Smithsonian, here are some of my long-form articles about the ancient world.



Dura-Europos: Crossroad of Cultures

The Melting Pot of the Ancient Middle East

Image via:  M0tty /Louvre Museum/ Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Image via: M0tty/Louvre Museum/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

History Today: The Greatest Library Before Alexandria

The bronze-age city of Mari was second only to Babylon, and the library of tablets it held offers rich insight into all aspects of an intricate political world.


NARRATIVELY: This Corrupt Boss Was Charged With Sexual Harassment—3,000 Years Ago


The astonishing legal record of a village in ancient Egypt shows that men using their power to hurt women is a tale as old as time.

What Mystery Novels Set in Rome Can Tell Us About Life in the Ancient World

What mystery novels set in Rome can tell us about the average life of your regular Quintus. Featuring interviews with Lindsey Davis, Ruth Downie, and Steven Saylor.