The ancient history and heritage of the Mosul region: an A–Z, Part I

Eleanor Robson, Editor of Iraq Over the past few months, the Iraqi armed forces and their allies have freed substantial areas of northern Iraq from ISIS/Da’esh, liberating many hundreds of thousands of people from the terrorists’ control.…

Painting a poetic portrait

Michael Squire, Reader in Classical Art at King’s College London, introduces the picture-poems of Optatian, composed in the early fourth century AD, which are the subject of his forthcoming article ‘How to read a Roman portrait? Optation Porfyry, Constantine and the uultus Augusti’, to be published in Papers of the British School at Rome later this year

Papers of the British School at Rome: Meet the Editors

Meet the editors of the Papers of the British School at Rome as they discuss how they represent the journal and pick out their favourite articles.

Glass encounters from Pompeii

Hilary Cool, Barbican Research Associates, reflects on how she tackled the topic of her forthcoming article in Papers of the British School at Rome which is due to be published later this year.…

Rediscovering a lost garden – and some amateur dramatics

Peter Wiseman, University of Exeter, discusses his forthcoming article ‘Maecenas and the Stage’, which is due to be published in Papers of the British School at Rome later this year.

Always something new from Anatolian Studies!

As a subscriber to Anatolian Studies for forty years, I am a loyal reader and very familiar with the academic literature and specialist studies about the antiquities of Turkey, but by any standards the 2016 volume of the journal must count as one of the best ever.

The creation of medieval papal history

Rosamond McKitterick, University of Cambridge, discusses her forthcoming article ‘The papacy and Byzantium in the seventh- and early eighth-century sections of the Liber pontificalis’, which will be published in Papers of the British School at Rome later this year.

Gladiatorial games in the Greek East

Professor Stephen Mitchell, council member of the BIAA, discusses the article Gladiatorial Games in the Greek East: A Complex of Reliefs from Cibyra in the latest issue in Anatolian Studies.…