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Articles in this category focus on particular objects, which are examined in close detail and may serve as the jumping off point for further discussion.

Street musicians in Pompeii

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Street musicians in Pompeii

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A beautiful mosaic from the Roman city of Pompeii depicts a group of musicians playing in the street.

A man and his Adam’s apple

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A man and his Adam’s apple

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An Egyptian portrait currently in the British Museum is noteworthy for its depiction of a prominent Adam’s apple.

The Athenian tyrant-killers

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The Athenian tyrant-killers

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A statue group currently in Naples serves as the start of a brief discussion of tyranny in ancient Athens.

Greeks bearing arms

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Greeks bearing arms

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A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.

A statue of M. Nonius Balbus

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A statue of M. Nonius Balbus

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A look at the equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus that is currently on display at the archaeological museum of Naples.

The labours of Theseus

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The labours of Theseus

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A beautiful Attic cup, currently in the British Museum, depicts the major labours performed by the hero Theseus.

Bellerophon in London

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Bellerophon in London

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A beautiful plaque currently in the British Museum depicts Bellerophon on Pegasus fighting the terrible Chimera.

The Farnese Bull

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The Farnese Bull

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A closer look at one of the statue groups from the Collezione Farnese, originally perhaps by Apollonius of Tralles.

A Cypriot chariot

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A Cypriot chariot

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The British Museum has many interesting objects from Cyprus, such as this jug depicting a chariot.