November 2018

Ancient Greek heroes at play

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Ancient Greek heroes at play

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On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.

Wine culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

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Wine culture in the Hellenistic Mediterranean

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What is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business. Tracing Mediterranean wine culture, this article focuses especially on the last three centuries BC.

History of Carthage, part 1

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History of Carthage, part 1

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In this first part of a series on the history of Carthage, Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers talk about Phoenicians and colonization.

Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Ancient Greek shield blazons

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Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.