Classical reception is the study of how the Classical world, i.e. the world of the Greeks and Romans in particular, have been received since antiquity.
A fun two-player card game that is quick to setup and play, with a Greek mythological theme packed with references to the Homeric epics.
The story of Aeneas’ flight from Troy and his long and arduous search for a new home has inspired science-fiction.
American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.
An action-roleplaying game that has you slaying monsters as you travel from ancient Greece to ancient China.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?
A discussion of the remaining three seasons of the TV show Spartacus, which are all heartily recommended.
An entertaining television series with lots of blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. What’s not to like?
A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.
The new Classical department at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.