Ancient World Magazine

is creating articles, podcasts, and videos about the ancient world

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You're a hero for supporting us! Patrons get early access to all of our content as well as access to bonus material: chat cut from our podcasts, fun stories, and so on. In addition, you'll be listed on the website and in the credits of our videos.

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Thank you for your confidence in us! You'll receive all the benefits of the "Hero" tier, including early access to all of our content. In addition, we'll also thank you by name at the end of each episode of our podcast.

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About Ancient World Magazine

Explore the ancient world

Ancient World Magazine is a website that offers well-researched yet accessible articles, podcasts, and videos about the ancient world, with an emphasis on the ancient Greeks and Romans. If you haven't visited the website yet, go take a look!

What sets Ancient World Magazine apart from other outfits that deal with Antiquity is that our contributors are all academically-trained ancient historians and archaeologists. We each have our own voice, but are united in our desire to disseminate quality writing about the ancient world that is accessible and based on up-to-date research, often with plenty of references and suggestions for further reading.

Our content emphasizes depth rather than breadth, with the total output aiming to cover a good range of different cultures, regions, and periods. There's really no other website like it.

Who are you?

Ancient World Magazine is run by small editorial team. The Editor-in-Chief is archaeologist Dr Josho Brouwers. Before founding the website, Josho worked as editor of popular paper magazines about the ancient world. He could not do much without the invaluable help of four contributing editors:

  • Dr Joshua Hall (ancient historian)
  • Dr Matthew Lloyd (archaeologist)
  • Dr Jo Ball (archaeologist)
  • Dr Owen Rees (ancient historian)

This team write articles, take part in the podcast, and review submissions from (prospective) contributors. Lots of people have contributed to the website, by writing articles and/or by taking part in the Ancient World Magazine podcast.

We also have a sister website, Bad Ancient. You can visit it here. The website is named after a hashtag that its main editor, Dr Owen Rees, coined on Twitter. The purpose of this website is to fact-check claims that are made about the ancient world. Supporting Ancient World Magazine will also help support Bad Ancient, and any other related projects on the ancient world that we might start in the future. 

What does this Patreon cover?

This Patreon covers everything we do under the banner of Ancient World Magazine. The core of the website are our articles as well as out podcast, which is available on the website and also uploaded to YouTube and available on iTunes.

Thanks to the generous support of our patrons, we are now able to pay some of our contributors. But all hard work deserves to be paid and it's important for us to get into that position. With your support, this Patreon should  eventually generate enough money to pay our contributors and to cover the basic costs of running the website. In addition, being able to pay contributors will attract more writers to the website, adding valuable new voices.

The regular content produced for Ancient World Magazine is not gated off in any way. All articles, podcast episodes, videos, and so on are available for free, because quality writing about the ancient world should not be locked away behind a pay wall. Patrons get early access to our articles and podcasts. They also get access to some additional stuff that doesn't really fit the remit of the website, such as some of the chat we cut from our podcast episodes, fun stories that aren't necessarily educational, and so on. Consider it bonus material: non-essential, but hopefully fun and/or interesting.

The long and the short of it is this: the more money this Patreon generates, the more content will be published on the Ancient World Magazine website. On behalf of the contributors, we'd be extremely grateful if you decide to support this project.

Goals
$219.60 of $250 per month
With $250 a month, we can pay two contributors a month to write articles. These contributors are not part of the editorial team.
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