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Articles in this category deal with TV shows and movies inspired by the ancient world.

Red Dwarf

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Red Dwarf

A space Odyssey

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Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.

Odysseys in space

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Odysseys in space

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A cornerstone of world literature, the main idea behind Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey has been recycled as the basis for a few science-fiction TV shows.

Beyond Blood & Sand

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Beyond Blood & Sand

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A discussion of the remaining three seasons of the TV show Spartacus, which are all heartily recommended.

The amazing Wonder Woman

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The amazing Wonder Woman

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A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.

Immortals (2011)

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Immortals (2011)

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An interesting modern take on the story of Theseus that, sadly, has little to do with the original tale.