Josho Brouwers is creating Ancient World Magazine
4

patrons

$12
per month

What's this all about?

Ancient World Magazine is a website that offers well-researched yet accessible articles 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 (art) historians, archaeologists, and classicists. 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?

My name is Josho Brouwers. I'm a Mediterranean archaeologist, specializing in ancient Greece. I wrote a PhD dissertation on Greek warfare, which was published in 2013 as a book called Henchmen of Ares. I've worked at universities, engaging in (post)doctoral research and teaching, before landing a job as editor-in-chief of paper magazines on the ancient world. In the summer of 2017, I went independent, creating Ancient World Magazine as a platform for disseminating accessible information about the ancient world on a regular basis, publishing a fresh article every few days or so.

Importantly, I'm not doing this on my own. Various other writers have contributed to the website, by writing articles and/or by taking part in the Ancient World Magazine podcast. I also rely heavily on the website's contributing editors, archaeologist Dr Matthew Lloyd and ancient historian Dr Joshua Hall. They not only help out by writing articles for the website, but also take part in the podcast, and are active members of Ancient World Magazine's editorial team, reviewing all submissions.



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. Fresh articles are published every few days. Right now, all contributors write strictly on a voluntary basis. But hard work deserves to be paid and it's important for us to get into that position. With your support, this Patreon should 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.

In addition, we have a  podcast, which is available on the website and also uploaded to YouTube and available on iTunes. Some of the money generated by the Patreon can go towards buying better equipment to improve the (sound) quality of the podcast. Editing podcasts is also time-consuming work that prevents me from doing other things (that I actually get paid for), so the more people support this project financially, the more time all of us can devote to it.

Furthermore, there's a bunch of other stuff that I would like to do for Ancient World Magazine: create more videos, add infographics to the website, post more stuff to social media, and so on. The contributors and I are doing as much as we can, but our time is limited: all of the stuff we do here is for free, but we do also need to eat and pay our rent.

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, I'd be extremely grateful if you decide to support this project.



Are you doing reward tiers?

Patrons 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 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. Supporting us allows us to do more.

If you like what we're doing with Ancient World Magazine, consider supporting us via Patreon for $2 a month, or however much you think our hard work is worth to you.



Anything else?

I think this about covers it. If you like what we're trying to do with Ancient World Magazine and want to support us, go right ahead. If not, then no hard feelings. And whatever you decide, I hope you'll enjoy Ancient World Magazine for many years to come. Thank you.

Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! Patrons get access to bonus material: chat cut from our podcasts, fun stories, and so on.
Hero
$5 or more per month 1 patron
If you support us at this tier, you're nothing short of a hero. Thank you very much. You'll be included in the credits of our videos as a supporter from this point forward.
Immortal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your confidence in us! We'll include you in the credits for our videos as a supporter. We'll also thank you by name during our podcast. 
Goals
$12 of $100 per month
If we reach $100 a month, we'll add a new regular feature to the website called "War Stories", with articles that focus on ancient Greek (and Roman!) warfare. A lot of our contributors are specialists in this field, so it's something to look out for.
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What's this all about?

Ancient World Magazine is a website that offers well-researched yet accessible articles 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 (art) historians, archaeologists, and classicists. 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?

My name is Josho Brouwers. I'm a Mediterranean archaeologist, specializing in ancient Greece. I wrote a PhD dissertation on Greek warfare, which was published in 2013 as a book called Henchmen of Ares. I've worked at universities, engaging in (post)doctoral research and teaching, before landing a job as editor-in-chief of paper magazines on the ancient world. In the summer of 2017, I went independent, creating Ancient World Magazine as a platform for disseminating accessible information about the ancient world on a regular basis, publishing a fresh article every few days or so.

Importantly, I'm not doing this on my own. Various other writers have contributed to the website, by writing articles and/or by taking part in the Ancient World Magazine podcast. I also rely heavily on the website's contributing editors, archaeologist Dr Matthew Lloyd and ancient historian Dr Joshua Hall. They not only help out by writing articles for the website, but also take part in the podcast, and are active members of Ancient World Magazine's editorial team, reviewing all submissions.



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. Fresh articles are published every few days. Right now, all contributors write strictly on a voluntary basis. But hard work deserves to be paid and it's important for us to get into that position. With your support, this Patreon should 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.

In addition, we have a  podcast, which is available on the website and also uploaded to YouTube and available on iTunes. Some of the money generated by the Patreon can go towards buying better equipment to improve the (sound) quality of the podcast. Editing podcasts is also time-consuming work that prevents me from doing other things (that I actually get paid for), so the more people support this project financially, the more time all of us can devote to it.

Furthermore, there's a bunch of other stuff that I would like to do for Ancient World Magazine: create more videos, add infographics to the website, post more stuff to social media, and so on. The contributors and I are doing as much as we can, but our time is limited: all of the stuff we do here is for free, but we do also need to eat and pay our rent.

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, I'd be extremely grateful if you decide to support this project.



Are you doing reward tiers?

Patrons 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 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. Supporting us allows us to do more.

If you like what we're doing with Ancient World Magazine, consider supporting us via Patreon for $2 a month, or however much you think our hard work is worth to you.



Anything else?

I think this about covers it. If you like what we're trying to do with Ancient World Magazine and want to support us, go right ahead. If not, then no hard feelings. And whatever you decide, I hope you'll enjoy Ancient World Magazine for many years to come. Thank you.

Recent posts by Josho Brouwers

Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you for your support! Patrons get access to bonus material: chat cut from our podcasts, fun stories, and so on.
Hero
$5 or more per month 1 patron
If you support us at this tier, you're nothing short of a hero. Thank you very much. You'll be included in the credits of our videos as a supporter from this point forward.
Immortal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Thank you for your confidence in us! We'll include you in the credits for our videos as a supporter. We'll also thank you by name during our podcast.