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.
A justifiably admired passage from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, emphasizes how life is short and therefore precious.
Deliberate or not, elements of Mad Max: Fury Road remind one of the story of the Trojan War. It’s primal, aggressive, and epic. (It’s also a bloody good film.)
An extensive look at the beautiful archaeological site and museum of Paestum in Southern Italy.
The British Museum has many interesting objects from Cyprus, such as this jug depicting a chariot.
The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.
A funny statue of Hercules in an exhibition on Carthage depicts him as a drunk relieving himself.
A gorgeous-looking and entertaining action game that, unsurprisingly, plays fast and loose with Roman history.
A beautiful Laconian cup depicts Arcesilaus II, the King of Cyrene, overseeing the weighing and loading of goods.