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The grief of Achilles

The grief of Achilles

Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?

Written by Josho Brouwers

Temple of Apollo in Rhodes

Temple of Apollo in Rhodes

The ruins of the temple of Apollo on the acropolis of Rhodes. Part of the northeastern side of this temple has been restored, giving some idea of what the original structure must have looked like. All buildings on the acropolis date from the Hellenistic era.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Peacock at Ialysos

Peacock at Ialysos

A male peacock photographed at the archaeological site of Ialysos, Rhodes. In ancient times, the peacock was sacred to Hera.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Kamiros

Kamiros

View across the ancient site of Kamiros on the island of Rhodes. The remains of the walls that you see here are probably just the stone sockles of the original houses.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

A Western way of war?

A Western way of war?

The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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