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Articles in this category deal with tricky issues or with matters where there’s ample room for serious debate.

Top reads of 2018

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Top reads of 2018

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Happy New Year from all of us here at Ancient World Magazine. Here’s a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.

A Sibylline stone at Delphi?

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A Sibylline stone at Delphi?

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There’s a large block of worked limestone at one end of the temple of Apollo at Delphi. What is it? What function did it serve?

A break for the summer

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A break for the summer

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Summer’s a busy time for us here at Ancient World Magazine, so we’re taking a short break. We’ll be back on the 13th of August.

The modern Odysseus

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The modern Odysseus

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Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Defining the ancient world

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Defining the ancient world

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The ancient world isn’t limited to Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East, but encompasses the entire globe.