We chose the name Akeman Press because we felt it reflected our interest in history. Akemancester was a Saxon name for Bath. In its turn, that probably derived from the Roman name of Aquae Sulis. That led us on to choosing Minerva’s Head as our logo, as she is the goddess of wisdom – and our aim is to make people wiser about their history.
Some people think that the head is actually of Apollo, the sun god, and if so, that is appropriate too, for we want to cast light on some lesser known aspects of the past.