On this website, Greece is used to refer more or less to the area occupied by the modern state of Greece, even though in ancient times the Greek world extended into Anatolia and well beyond the confines of the Aegean Sea.
It is not easy to summarise Greek warfare in a single work. Matthew Sears’ Understanding Greek Warfare pulls it off by not rattling any cages.
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.
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.
For many people, Athena is an icon for strong women. But she also has a dark side, as shown in an encounter with Aphrodite.
The stories of the ancient Greeks are a mess, as this look at (the various people called) Pallas demonstrates. We should embrace the chaos.
Classics in Extremis (2019), edited by Edmund Richardson, looks to the “margins” to better understand classical receptions.
All good things must come to an end. I wrap up this series on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey with a look at the associated books.
We finish up our chores in Phocis, talk to Herodotus at Thermopylae, and then head over to Athens, the greatest city in Greece.