February 2018

Enyo

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Enyo

A game by Arnold Rauers

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Available only for mobile devices, Enyo is a fun but challenging puzzle/strategy game inspired by Greek mythology.

The dead are many

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The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

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In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.

Red Dwarf

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Red Dwarf

A space Odyssey

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Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.

Romantic love in Homer

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Romantic love in Homer

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Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.

The death of Seneca

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The death of Seneca

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Seneca, a proponent of Roman Stoicism, calmly committed suicide when ordered to do so by Emperor Nero.