Learn

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

The death penalty in Athens

Learn

The death penalty in Athens

Published on

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

The heroine Atalanta

Learn

The heroine Atalanta

Published on

In ancient Greek mythology, there is a dearth of stories centred on female heroines. An important exception is the fearless Atalanta.

The dead are many

Learn

The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

Published on

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

Learn

The death of Seneca

Published on

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