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

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.

An accidental centaur?

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An accidental centaur?

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

Dionysus, masculinity, and the return of Hephaestus

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Dionysus, masculinity, and the return of Hephaestus

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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

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

Wretched Cassandra

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Wretched Cassandra

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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

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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.