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

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.

The past and the personal

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The past and the personal

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A discussion about how studying the past is essentially subjective leads to a discussion based on a book by Michael Shanks.

The generation of leaves

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The generation of leaves

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A justifiably admired passage from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, emphasizes how life is short and therefore precious.

The shield of Achilles

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The shield of Achilles

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The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.