Articles in this category deal with texts from the ancient world, secondary literature, and modern fiction based on Antiquity.
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.
The sequel to Steve Moore’s first graphic novel treatment of the hero Hercules is essentially more of the same.
The earliest known text about one of Heracles’ adventures is the so-called Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod.
A review of the inspiration for the Dwayne Johnson vehicles Hercules 3D: a graphic novel by Steve Moore.
A closer look at Ares (known to the Romans as Mars), who wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the god of slaughter and strife.
The Homeric epics are rife with descriptions of colourful characters, including Asteropaeus, who fought with two swords.
In this book, Christopher Matthew aims to reassess existing models of hoplite warfare by adopting a more hands-on approach.