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

Racing: an enduring legacy

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Racing: an enduring legacy

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Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.

The Argo

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The Argo

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In Greek mythology, the Argo is a unique vessel as it has been endowed with the ability to speak.

Roman cataract surgery

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Roman cataract surgery

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The Romans possessed the knowledge and technical skill necessary to treat cataracts to a decent extent.

Size of war elephants

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Size of war elephants

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War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?

The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.

The Minotaur

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The Minotaur

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The Minotaur, a half-bull creature, is perhaps the best-known element of the myths surrounding Theseus.

Swords in ancient Greece

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Swords in ancient Greece

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A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.