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

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.

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?