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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.

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.

Hercules the drunk

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Hercules the drunk

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A funny statue of Hercules in an exhibition on Carthage depicts him as a drunk relieving himself.

A Laconian cup from Vulci

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A Laconian cup from Vulci

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A beautiful Laconian cup depicts Arcesilaus II, the King of Cyrene, overseeing the weighing and loading of goods.

The Horseman of Grumentum

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The Horseman of Grumentum

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A closer look at a handsome bronze figurine of a horseman from Southern Italy, now at the British Museum.