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The House of Ptolemy: Ancient Egypt’s Ptolemaic Dynasty
The Ptolemaic dynasty founded by Ptolemy I Soter, general of Alexander the Great, and governed Egypt for three centuries, creating a powerful and wealthy Hellenistic state.
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The Scythian Archers of Ancient Athens: Are they Fact or Fiction?
Did ancient democratic Athens employ a ‘barbarian’ police force of Scythian slaves? It’s a question that has long fascinated historians.

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