Titanic Titans?

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Titanic Titans?

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Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.

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.

Ryse: Son of Rome (2014)

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Ryse: Son of Rome (2014)

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A gorgeous-looking and entertaining action game that, unsurprisingly, plays fast and loose with Roman history.

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 Egyptian sphinx

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The Egyptian sphinx

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In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).

A portrait of Socrates?

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A portrait of Socrates?

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There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?

Teaching Greek mythology

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Teaching Greek mythology

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Some comments inspired by a few years’ worth of experience teaching Greek mythology to broad audiences.