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 ancient Greek art and myth from the Late Bronze Age onwards. But did these animals really once 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.