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The suicide of Ajax

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The suicide of Ajax

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The suicide of the hero Ajax, the result of a dispute over the ownership of Achilles’ armour, was a popular motif in Archaic Greek art.

The jumping priests of Rome

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The jumping priests of Rome

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A reference to the Salii as “jumping priests of Mars” leads me to wonder: who were these Roman priests and why did they jump?

The death penalty in Athens

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The death penalty in Athens

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In ancient Greece, serious crimes were punishable by death. What forms did the death penalty take in Classical Athens?