Articles in this category deal with texts from the ancient world, secondary literature, and modern fiction based on Antiquity.
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.
A major contribution to the field of Greek mythology, this book comes heartily recommended.
A discussion about how studying the past is essentially subjective leads to a discussion based on a book by Michael Shanks.
A justifiably admired passage from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, emphasizes how life is short and therefore precious.
The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.
If you have everything, are you not the happiest person alive? According to Herodotus, the Athenian statesman and poet Solon disagreed.
Ancient Inventions offers a broad and fascinating look at human ingenuity across thousands of years of history.
This is an excellent book, clearly laid out, and written in an engaging and pleasant manner, that comes warmly recommended.