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Articles in this category deal with texts from the ancient world, secondary literature, and modern fiction based on Antiquity.

Romantic love in Homer

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Romantic love in Homer

Published on 13 February 2018

Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published on 25 January 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was inspired by a myriad of different world cultures. In her twentieth novel, Lavinia, she took as inspiration Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid.

Cleobis and Biton

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Cleobis and Biton

Published on 4 January 2018

The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.

Ancient science fiction

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Ancient science fiction

Published on 29 December 2017

The Verae Historiae (“True Histories”) by Lucian of Samosata is widely considered the world’s oldest known work of science fiction.

The Battle of the Champions

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The Battle of the Champions

Published on 4 December 2017

One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.

Age of Bronze (1998)

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Age of Bronze (1998)

Published on 9 September 2017

A remarkable retelling in comic book form of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.

The amazing Wonder Woman

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The amazing Wonder Woman

Published on 20 May 2016

A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.