The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.
The ancient concept of “aristocracy” was quite different from how we, in our post-medieval world, would perhaps define it.
Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.
A funny statue of Hercules in an exhibition on Carthage depicts him as a drunk relieving himself.
A gorgeous-looking and entertaining action game that, unsurprisingly, plays fast and loose with Roman history.
A beautiful Laconian cup depicts Arcesilaus II, the King of Cyrene, overseeing the weighing and loading of goods.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
In ancient Egypt, the sphinx was a mythical creature associated with kings, as well as divinities (in particular the sun god).
There are many portraits of the Athenian philosopher Socrates. But do these accurately reflect what he might have looked like?