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

Cleobis and Biton

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Cleobis and Biton

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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

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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

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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.

The amazing Wonder Woman

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The amazing Wonder Woman

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

Democracy (2015)

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Democracy (2015)

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A well-made graphic novel set in Classical Athens, following the adventures of the fictional Leander.

Three (2014)

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Three (2014)

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The graphic novel Three offers an interesting, well-researched look at life as a helot in ancient Laconia.