How to write about yourself without coming across as a self-important tool? Well, let’s keep this short. I studied Archaeology and Prehistory at the VU University in Amsterdam (1998–2005), specializing in Mediterranean archaeology. I next spent a few years working on my PhD thesis on warfare in ancient Greece, from the Late Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars. I defended my thesis in 2010 and was awarded my doctorate degree.
I then conducted two years’ worth of postdoctoral research into Greek fortifications at the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece (thanks to a grant from the NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). I also had a brief stint as Lecturer at Saxion University of Applied Sciences before becoming editor of Ancient Warfare magazine in October 2012. In between, I’ve worked as a freelance teacher, giving courses and lectures for general audiences on a wide variety of topics, including Homer, Classical mythology, Greek and Roman art and architecture, and archaeological theory and practice.
A book version of my PhD thesis was published in 2013 as Henchmen of Ares: Warriors and Warfare in Early Greece by Karwansaray BV in Rotterdam. I also wrote a book, in Dutch, on Greek mythology, published by Athenaeum in Amsterdam in 2014. As far as I have been able to obtain permission, some of my articles – peer-reviewed and otherwise – are available for download on my Academia.edu profile.
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