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

The dead are many

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The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

Published on 21 February 2018

In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.

The death of Seneca

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The death of Seneca

Published on 9 February 2018

Seneca, a proponent of Roman Stoicism, calmly committed suicide when ordered to do so by Emperor Nero.

Colours of the ancient world

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Colours of the ancient world

Published on 28 December 2017

Modern museums more and more emphasize the fact that the statues of the ancient world were originally painted in vivid colours.

An accidental centaur?

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An accidental centaur?

Published on 18 December 2017

Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.