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

The world of Homer

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The world of Homer

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How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities?

Lions in ancient Greece

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Lions in ancient Greece

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Lions play an important part in Greek art and myth. But did these animals really exist on the European continent?

History as inspiration

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History as inspiration

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A good knowledge of history can help fuel creativity, as demonstrated by the works of renowned fiction writers.

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.

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Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent?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?

The grief of Achilles

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The grief of Achilles

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Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?

A look at Lydian warfare

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A look at Lydian warfare

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Before the rise of the Persian Empire, the kingdom of Lydia was the most powerful neighbour to the ancient Greeks.