A pair of statues found at Merenda (ancient Myrrhinous) in Attica, buried together in ancient times and excavated in the 1970s, illustrate the differences between the cultural ideals relating to elite boys and girls in sixth-century-BCE Attica.
A funerary krater from the Geometric Dipylon cemetery in Athens includes a battle scene with some interesting and unusual features, suggesting a story of weapons and women captured through a raid.
What does it mean to be ruled by the “best” and how can an ideal system of government go wrong? Eugenia Russell discusses the intricacies of Aristotle’s model of political power.
What really went on at ancient Greek house parties? In this article, Daniel Woon explores what people gained in a personal sense from attending a symposium, with an emphasis on Athenian sources.
In 399 BC, the philosopher Socrates was sentenced to die by drinking hemlock. But why did the Athenians decide to punish the famed philosopher so severely?
A spectacular cremation burial of a woman and a foetus on the Areopagus of Athens has prompted much speculation about Early Iron Age Athenian society and the role of women and children within it.
In Greek and Roman mythology, what is the difference between satyrs, sileni, and fauns, who all possessed animal characteristics?
The inside from a cup currently in the British Museum depicts Hades and his wife Persephone enjoying a drink together.
The sculptor Pheidias, responsible for the reliefs of the Parthenon in Athens, may have been inspired by the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi.
Most of the objects recovered in archaeological excavations are broken. Sometimes this breakage is intentional. In Early Iron Age Greece, particularly the tenth and ninth centuries, intentionally destroyed weapons were deposited in burials.