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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.

The shield of Heracles

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The shield of Heracles

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The earliest known text about one of Heracles’ adventures is the so-called Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod.

Hercules 3D (2014)

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Hercules 3D (2014)

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Based on the comic book by Steve Moore, this energetic Hercules movie also borrows from classic Peplum films.

Hercules Reborn (2014)

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Hercules Reborn (2014)

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Just when you thought movies about Heracles couldn’t get much worse than The Legend of Hercules, along comes Hercules Reborn.

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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The Legend of Hercules (2014)

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A joyless, soulless exercise in tedium with mediocre performances by way of an added “bonus”. Avoid at all costs.

Ares, the god of war

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Ares, the god of war

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A closer look at Ares (known to the Romans as Mars), who wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the god of slaughter and strife.

Sports in ancient Greece

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Sports in ancient Greece

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Currently, the soccer World Cup is going on: a good opportunity to write about ancient Greek sports.

The Alexander Sarcophagus

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The Alexander Sarcophagus

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An interesting, if perhaps not highly informative ancient object, is the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus.

Homer and history

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Homer and history

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Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent? If so, for which time period can they be used?