The description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad tells us much about what Homer’s views might have been on warfare and violence.
The so-called Archaeology by Thucydides offers the famed ancient Greek historian’s view of his people’s early history.
Were the ancient Greek Titans really gigantic? No, they weren’t. But let’s explore where this idea came from in the first place.
How do the worlds created by Homer in his epic poems relate to historical and archaeological realities?
If you have everything, are you not the happiest person alive? According to Herodotus, the Athenian statesman and poet Solon disagreed.
Lions play an important part in Greek art and myth. But did these animals really exist on the European continent?
The earliest known text about one of Heracles’ adventures is the so-called Shield of Heracles, attributed to Hesiod.
A closer look at Ares (known to the Romans as Mars), who wasn’t so much the god of war as he was the god of slaughter and strife.
The Homeric epics are rife with descriptions of colourful characters, including Asteropaeus, who fought with two swords.