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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.

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.

The past and the personal

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The past and the personal

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A discussion about how studying the past is essentially subjective leads to a discussion based on a book by Michael Shanks.

Bellerophon

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Bellerophon

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Bellerophon, a hero originally from Corinth, made a name for himself as the tamer of Pegasus and a monster-slayer.

The Farnese Bull

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The Farnese Bull

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A closer look at one of the statue groups from the Collezione Farnese, originally perhaps by Apollonius of Tralles.

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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Wrath of the Titans (2012)

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A sequel that is better in almost every way to the original, even if it has little to do with the original Perseus myth.

The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa was more than just a monster to be slain by Perseus: she has an interesting backstory of her own.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

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Clash of the Titans (2010)

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A remake of an awful movie that had nowhere to go but up. The end result is a bit of a mess, but largely entertaining anyway.

A Roman tavern in Herculaneum

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A Roman tavern in Herculaneum

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One of the buildings in Herculaneum features a tavern that offers a window into everyday life in a Roman town in the first century AD.