The Search for the Historical Buddha

Arriving in the West in the 19th century, the Buddha of legend was stripped of supernatural myth and recast as a historical figure. What do we really know about him?

Ancient Outtakes

Depicting an ancient world in which Amazons fought alongside men, winds had distinct characters, and tortoises sang.

The Battle of Cannae

An unprecedented force of 86,000 men fought against Hannibal’s Carthaginian army on 2 August 216 BC.

Class Dismissed

Entering the ivory tower to investigate the ‘class’ in ‘Classics’.

Inside the Ancient Bull Cult

King Minos and the Minotaur remain shrouded in mystery and mythology, yet evidence of a Bronze Age ‘Bull Cult’ at the Minoan palaces abounds. Were bulls merely for entertainment or did they have a deeper significance?