The Etruscans were reputed to be tenacious pirates. Is this reputation deserved? The answer requires a look at the ancient sources.
Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?
Were ancient figures all that they were cracked up to be? A brief look at the historiography of Epaminondas should make us wary of accepting everything we read in our sources.
The Maison Carrée (“Square House”) in the French city of Nîmes is considered the best preserved temple of the Roman world.
Did the ancient Greeks name their ships? The answer to that is yes. And with rare exception, the ships were given female names.
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.
Located in Alphen aan den Rijn, a short trip by train away from Leiden (the Netherlands), is the archaeological theme park Archeon.
For many people, Athena is an icon for strong women. But she also has a dark side, as shown in an encounter with Aphrodite.
Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn’s Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice is required reading if you’re interested in archaeology.
One of the most dynamic heroes of the Trojan Cycle is Aeneas, whose depiction can be found throughout Italy before Rome usurped him as a national icon.