June 2018

Prince of Persia

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Prince of Persia

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Following on from yesterday, we continue our foray into the world of Prince of Persia and discuss the two most recent entries in the series.

Arion and the dolphin

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Arion and the dolphin

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The story of Arion and the dolphin is an entertaining and almost certainly fictitious tale that may, however, have a deeper meaning.

Odysseus the foreigner

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Odysseus the foreigner

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With headlines again filled with stories of immigrant abuse and immigration in the United States, it is worth taking a look back at one of the most famous “foreigners” from the ancient world: Odysseus.

Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.

Archilochus

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Archilochus

A poet and a mercenary?

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Poetic fragments attributed to Archilochus of Paros show him to have been a warrior. But was he also, as is often suggested, a mercenary?

Virgil’s Aeneid

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Virgil’s Aeneid

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Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the epic poem Aeneid, composed by Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil.