Max NelsonProfessor Max Nelson has mapped out the brewing traditions of ancient Europe based on the various ingredients and additives that were used to make beer.

Researcher traces history of brewing beer in ancient Europe

More sophisticated beer enthusiasts may already know their favourite beverage was being made in places like Egypt and Mesopotamia as far back as 5,000 years ago. They may also incorrectly assume it was eventually brought from there to Europe as civilizations spread out and evolved, according to Max Nelson.

ancient Greek coinAt left is an ancient Greek coin, circa 300 B.C., that was identified by professor Robert Weir. The image on the left shows the coin in the condition it was found with the yellow lines indicating traces of the symbols similar to the Poseidon coin on the right, which was was found in 1861 and is currently kept in Berlin.

Cultures prof identifies rare ancient Greek coin

An ancient cultures professor has discovered that what first appeared like a “cruddy piece of bronze” is actually a 2,300-year-old coin, calling in to question previously held beliefs that the Greek city where it was made was completely destroyed by a natural disaster.

Kala BechardKala Bechard stands at the Athenian Acropolis in front of the ancient Greek Parthenon. She was one of about a dozen students who spent about a month in Greece this summer.

Students unearth rare treasures on trip to Greece

Students in classical civilizations professor Robert Weir's fourth-year practicum course traveled to Greece this summer to work at the site of the Helike archaeological dig.

Discussion of Roman gladiators to open classics conference

A keynote address entitled “Investing in Death: Gladiators as Investment and Currency in the Late Republic” will open the eighth annual University of Windsor Undergraduate Classics Conference, Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

The public is invited to the free lecture, by York University history professor Jonathan Edmondson.