The stories of the ancient Greeks are a mess, as this look at (the various people called) Pallas demonstrates. We should embrace the chaos.
Many ancient Greek and Roman epics were left either unfinished or had enough loose strings to warrant continuation by later writers.
Recent studies, like the edited volume under review, examine the far-reaching trade networks that existed in the Indian Ocean.
Stories about people who run away usually focus on their adventures. But Lucian provides us with a view from the home front when a young person takes an unexpected trip.
Stories from antiquity have inspired later writers for many hundreds of years. For one of the hundred tales in the Decameron, Boccaccio looked to the ancient novelist Apuleius for inspiration.
The Homeric Hymns give us some of our earliest information about Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and revelry.
The “Homeric Hymns” are a collection of ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. Let’s read Hymn 8, dedicated to Ares.
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a famous politician and lawyer, whose life was cut short when he was killed at the order of Mark Antony.
On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.
Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.