October 2015

The Farnese Bull

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The Farnese Bull

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A closer look at one of the statue groups from the Collezione Farnese, originally perhaps by Apollonius of Tralles.

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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A sequel that is better in almost every way to the original, even if it has little to do with the original Perseus myth.

The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa was more than just a monster to be slain by Perseus: she has an interesting backstory of her own.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

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Clash of the Titans (2010)

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A remake of an awful movie that had nowhere to go but up. The end result is a bit of a mess, but largely entertaining anyway.

A Roman tavern in Herculaneum

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A Roman tavern in Herculaneum

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One of the buildings in Herculaneum features a tavern that offers a window into everyday life in a Roman town in the first century AD.

Clash of the Titans (1981)

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Clash of the Titans (1981)

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A dull grind of a movie whose only saving grace, the special effects provided by Ray Harryhausen, haven’t stood the test of time.

Heavy metal Iliad

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Heavy metal Iliad

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Heavy metal band Manowar turned the Iliadic conflict between Achilles and Hector into an epic, eight-part song.