Articles in this category deal with specific topics. Some articles are in-depth commentaries on particular subjects.
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).
There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?
Did the ancient Greeks actually believe in their own myths?
Some comments inspired by a few years’ worth of experience teaching Greek mythology to broad audiences.
How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities?
Lions play an important part in Greek art and myth. But did these animals really exist on the European continent?
A good knowledge of history can help fuel creativity, as demonstrated by the works of renowned fiction writers.
Currently, the soccer World Cup is going on: a good opportunity to write about ancient Greek sports.
Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent? If so, for which time period can they be used?