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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, a half-bull creature, is perhaps the best-known element of the myths surrounding Theseus.
A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.
Bellerophon, a hero originally from Corinth, made a name for himself as the tamer of Pegasus and a monster-slayer.
The gorgon Medusa was more than just a monster to be slain by Perseus: she has an interesting backstory of her own.
Perseus defeated a sea-monster to rescue the beautiful Andromeda, but how did he do it?
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.
Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).