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Articles in this category deal with specific topics. Some articles are in-depth commentaries on particular subjects.

Dionysus, masculinity, and the return of Hephaestus

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Dionysus, masculinity, and the return of Hephaestus

Published on 19 November 2017

The Greek god Dionysus remains popular in the modern world for his love of wine and the theatre and his outsider status. But looking at one of his myths through the lens of his masculinity shows how Dionysus can be more complicated than that.

The brothers Vibenna

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The brothers Vibenna

Published on 6 November 2017

The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.

Wretched Cassandra

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Wretched Cassandra

Published on 1 November 2017

Of all the tragic figures in the story of the Trojan War, perhaps none has suffered more than poor Cassandra.

Achilles and the tortoise

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Achilles and the tortoise

Published on 23 August 2017

One of the paradoxes of the philosopher Zeno argues that Achilles can never catch up to a tortoise if the latter is given a head start.

Racing: an enduring legacy

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Racing: an enduring legacy

Published on 24 June 2017

Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.