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Odysseys in space

Odysseys in space

A cornerstone of world literature, the main idea behind Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey has been recycled as the basis for a few science-fiction TV shows.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Ancient science fiction

Ancient science fiction

The Verae Historiae (“True Histories”) by Lucian of Samosata is widely considered the world’s oldest known work of science fiction.

Written by Josho Brouwers

An accidental centaur?

An accidental centaur?

Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Caracalla's scowl

Caracalla's scowl

With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?

Written by Josho Brouwers

A note on the “Dark Age”

A note on the “Dark Age”

Matthew Lloyd’s recent article on why he studies the Greek “Dark Age” elicited comments about his use of that phrase that deserve to be dealt with briefly.

Written by Josho Brouwers

The ancient Greek hoplite

The ancient Greek hoplite

Roel Konijnendijk, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, Owen Rees, and Josho Brouwers talk about the ancient Greek hoplite.

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