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