With headlines again filled with stories of immigrant abuse and immigration in the United States, it is worth taking a look back at one of the most famous “foreigners” from the ancient world: Odysseus.
Poetic fragments attributed to Archilochus of Paros show him to have been a warrior. But was he also, as is often suggested, a mercenary?
Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the epic poem Aeneid, composed by Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil.
One of the most celebrated works of Hellenistic art is without doubt the Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since 1884.
Does this graphical update of Age of Empires make the game feel as fresh as it did in 1997 or does it come off as a relic of a bygone age?
Two depictions of the sack of Troy in Greek art give us different perspectives on how the ancient Greeks used the myth of the Trojan War.
A lavishly produced television series that manages to make the story of the Trojan War utterly dull to watch. A waste of potential.
A closer look at a stele from the fourth century BC, currently in Munich, that marked the grave of Demetrius, who probably died in battle.
Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.
While modern audiences tend to be sympathetic towards the trickster hero Odysseus, a closer look reveals him to be a terrible person.