Following the action of the Iliad, the Trojan War continued in the Aithiopis, a lost epic in which Achilles fought and killed the Amazon Penthesileia and Memnon, king of the Ethiopians, before dying himself at the hands of the Trojan prince Paris. Two black-figure vases attributed to the potter and painter Exekias feature scenes from this epic.
Our understanding of ethnic diversity within the classical world owes much to how museums have curated their Greco-Roman antiquities. These collections were strongly influenced by the interests and values of the original collectors themselves, many of whom were antiquarians living and working in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article raises the question of whether their traditions have had an impact on how we understand and curate Black bodies in Greco-Roman galleries today.
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.
Miller’s debut novel, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2012, teases out the subtext in Achilles and Patroclus’ relationship to craft a compelling love story.
A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.
Based on the comic book by Steve Moore, this energetic Hercules movie also borrows from classic Peplum films.
The Greek Ares, known to the Romans as Mars, wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the personification of slaughter and strife. Josho Brouwers takes a closer look at this ancient god of bloodlust.