Articles in this category deal with texts from the ancient world, secondary literature, and modern fiction based on Antiquity.
The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.
The Verae Historiae (“True Histories”) by Lucian of Samosata is widely considered the world’s oldest known work of science fiction.
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.
In the tenth book of the Iliad, Diomedes and Odysseus embark on a covert mission to spy on the Trojans.
David Mattingly’s book on the Roman Empire argues that the term “Romanization” is outmoded and should be discarded.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.
A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.
Hamblin’s book on warfare in the ancient Near East offers a starting point for those who wish to learn more about this topic.
A well-made graphic novel set in Classical Athens, following the adventures of the fictional Leander.
The graphic novel Three offers an interesting, well-researched look at life as a helot in ancient Laconia.