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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.
A brief analysis of relationships between the Carthaginians and the Athenians shows that a more developed form of politics and warfare existed in the fifth century BC than is commonly thought.
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.
One of the many problems plaguing the reign of Emperor Commodus was a supposed “War on Deserters”.
The story of the brothers Vibenna occupies the space between Etruscan myth and Roman history.
Even though the ancient Mediterranean was rife with piracy, relatively few pirates are known to us by name.
Of all the tragic figures in the story of the Trojan War, perhaps none has suffered more than poor Cassandra.
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.
The story of Aeneas’ flight from Troy and his long and arduous search for a new home has inspired science-fiction.
There’s been lots of talk lately about immigration. Here’s a look at the topic from the point of view of early Rome.