Aside from this blog, I also publish about the ancient world in other venues. The following are currently available and might be of interest to the general public.
You can see my newest publication by clicking here (last update: December 2018).
“Persian Standards in the Fifth and Fourth Century BCE,” Ancient Warfare Magazine III.6 (2009): What kind of battle standards did Achaemenid armies use? And is it a coincidence that the first Greek or Macedonian general known to have used one is Alexander’s favourite Hephaistion? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
“Some Thoughts on Finance and Supply in the Cyropaedia,” Cyrus’ Paradise Online Conference (2012): Why doesn’t Xenophon say more about the sinews of war in the Cyropaedia? (online at www.cyropaedia.org/)
“The Cyropaedia and Later Prose Fictions,” Cyrus’ Paradise Online Conference (2012): Is the use of a narrative to sweeten teaching so unusual? (online at www.cyropaedia.org/)
“On Flaming Sparrows and Incendiary Cats,” Medieval Warfare Magazine IV.5 (2014): What should we make about stories that famous generals used flaming animals to destroy their enemies? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
“A War at Sea? The Victoria Navalis,” Ancient Warfare Magazine VIII.5 (2014): Do Roman coins with the legend VICTORIA NAVALIS commemorate the first Jewish revolt? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
(I later participated in the podcast for that issue of Ancient Warfare Magazine, The Hittites and their Successors’.
“The Achaemenid storehouse at Arad: Reading potsherds,” Ancient Warfare Magazine X.4 (2016) What was life like for guards at the storehouse at Arad in Idumaea? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
“Counting the words that remain: Survival of the fittest,” Ancient History 7 (2016): How many words do the ancient texts in different languages add up to? And just how many ancient languages can we read today? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
“The battle between order and chaos: Marduk and Tiamat.” Ancient History 9 (2017): How did Marduk and Tiamat come to battle for rule of the cosmos? (for sale from Karawansaray BV)
“What the Works of Fiore dei Liberi Tell Us About Mnemonics in Popular Culture,” pre-print of an as yet untitled conference proceedings from 2013. What can reading about medieval memory teach us about reading fencing manuals, and what can reading fencing manuals teach us about medieval memory? (available for free download)
“Reviving an ancient fighting style – So you want to be a hoplite’,” Ancient Warfare XI.2 (2017) pp. 44-47 If you want to learn to fight with aspis and spear, what is the best way to go about it? (for sale from Karwansaray BV)
“Metal Madness: Does Iron Trump Bronze?” Ancient Warfare XI.6 (2018) pp. 52-53 Where do our images of iron shattering bronze come from? https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/ancient-warfare-xi-6.html
“A Prosopography of the Followers of Cyrus the Younger,” Ancient History Bulletin 32.1-2 (2018) pp. 1-24 http://ancienthistorybulletin.org/purchase-articles-from-volume-30 What do we know about the men left out of “The Mercenaries of Cyrus”? [I will be allowed to post a free copy here in June 2020]
“The King’s Men: Achaemenid Conscription in Babylonia,” Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte“ Junge Forschung #07 https://www.uibk.ac.at/fsp-kultur/junge-forschung/texte/manning-altorientalistik-wehrpflicht.html (2 April 2019)
“Passes of the Antitaurus: Kaneš to Kayserei in 4,000 Years,” Ancient Warfare XIII.2 (2019) pp. 22-25 Why have merchants and mercenaries tramped through the same small town for 4,000 years?
Armed Force in the Teispid-Achaemenid Empire (PhD Dissertation, LFU Innsbruck, 2018) http://diglib.uibk.ac.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubi:1-30064
- “Call for Sources: The Organic Components of Scale Armour in Antiquity” version 1.1 (February 2019) https://bookandsword.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/manning_arma_organic_components_scale_armour_1_1.pdf Ancient scale and lamellar armour with traces of the textile and leather components is known from Tutankhamun’s tomb, Nimrud in Iraq, a number of Scythian graves from the North Black Sea such as the Nymphaeum in Crimea, Gordion in Turkey, Golyamata Mogila in Bulgaria, Vize/Bizye in Turkey, Carnuntum in Austria, Carpow in Scotland, Baumgarten an der March in Austria, Straubing in Germany, and Dura-Europos in Syria … what finds west of the Takalamakan with traces of the lacing, backing, or edge bindings am I missing?
- “Discussion Paper: Provincializing Europe and Deprovincializing the Achaemenid Empire” Forschungsschwerpunkt „Kulturelle Begegnungen – Kulturelle Konflikte, University of Innsbruck Discussion Papers 1 (2015)
https://www.uibk.ac.at/fsp-kultur/fp-prk/cluster/politische-aesthetik/diskussionspapiere-1-2015.pdf An Achaemenid Studies scholar and a postcolonial theorist walk into a bar …