Articles in this category deal with specific topics. Some articles are in-depth commentaries on particular subjects.
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Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent?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?
Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?
Before the rise of the Persian Empire, the kingdom of Lydia was the most powerful neighbour to the ancient Greeks.
Fortifications seem to have had an obvious defensive purpose. But how effective were they in keeping the enemy at bay?
Anthony Snodgrass associated changes in fortifications with the rise of the so-called polis. Does that idea have merit?