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.
Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was inspired by a myriad of different world cultures. In her twentieth novel, Lavinia, she took as inspiration Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid.
The sculptor Pheidias, responsible for the reliefs of the Parthenon in Athens, may have been inspired by the Siphnian Treasury in Delphi.
The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.
We have not one, but two eye-witnesses to the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius: Pliny the Younger and his uncle, Pliny the Elder.
The Verae Historiae (“True Histories”) by Lucian of Samosata is widely considered the world’s oldest known work of science fiction.
Roel Konijnendijk, Joshua Hall, Matthew Lloyd, Owen Rees, and Josho Brouwers talk about the ancient Greek hoplite.
For this very first episode of the Ancient World Magazine podcast, we talk about why we study the ancient world.
Of all the tragic figures in the story of the Trojan War, perhaps none has suffered more than poor Cassandra.
In the tenth book of the Iliad, Diomedes and Odysseus embark on a covert mission to spy on the Trojans.