Articles

This page lists all of the articles that have been published on this website in reverse chronological order, so with the newest material listed first.

Greeks bearing arms

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Greeks bearing arms

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A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.

The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.

The Minotaur

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The Minotaur

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The Minotaur, a half-bull creature, is perhaps the best-known element of the myths surrounding Theseus.

A statue of M. Nonius Balbus

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A statue of M. Nonius Balbus

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A look at the equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus that is currently on display at the archaeological museum of Naples.

Immortals (2011)

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Immortals (2011)

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An interesting modern take on the story of Theseus that, sadly, has little to do with the original tale.

The labours of Theseus

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The labours of Theseus

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A beautiful Attic cup, currently in the British Museum, depicts the major labours performed by the hero Theseus.

Democracy (2015)

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Democracy (2015)

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A well-made graphic novel set in Classical Athens, following the adventures of the fictional Leander.

Three (2014)

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Three (2014)

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The graphic novel Three offers an interesting, well-researched look at life as a helot in ancient Laconia.

Swords in ancient Greece

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Swords in ancient Greece

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A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.

Bellerophon in London

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Bellerophon in London

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A beautiful plaque currently in the British Museum depicts Bellerophon on Pegasus fighting the terrible Chimera.