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The heroine Atalanta

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The heroine Atalanta

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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

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The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

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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

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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

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