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

Bellerophon

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Bellerophon

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Bellerophon, a hero originally from Corinth, made a name for himself as the tamer of Pegasus and a monster-slayer.

The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa

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The gorgon Medusa was more than just a monster to be slain by Perseus: she has an interesting backstory of her own.

Ancient aristocracy

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Ancient aristocracy

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The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.

Titanic Titans?

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Titanic Titans?

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Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.

The Egyptian sphinx

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The Egyptian sphinx

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In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).

A portrait of Socrates?

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A portrait of Socrates?

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There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?

Teaching Greek mythology

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Teaching Greek mythology

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Some comments inspired by a few years’ worth of experience teaching Greek mythology to broad audiences.