The suicide of the hero Ajax, the result of a dispute over the ownership of Achilles’ armour, was a popular motif in Archaic Greek art.
Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.
Roel Konijnendijk, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the sword-and-sandal film Troy (2004), directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
The Trojan hero Aeneas, made famous by Virgil’s epic poem, has been the subject of ancient texts and art going as far back as Homer.
It’s the end of the year. You might think the world is awful and getting worse. But that isn’t the case. In fact, it’s great and only getting better.
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
In the tenth book of the Iliad, Diomedes and Odysseus embark on a covert mission to spy on the Trojans.
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.
American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.
A justifiably admired passage from the Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, emphasizes how life is short and therefore precious.