The Verae Historiae (“True Histories”) by Lucian of Samosata is widely considered the world’s oldest known work of science fiction.
Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
The Greek god Dionysus remains popular in the modern world for his love of wine and the theatre and his outsider status. But looking at one of his myths through the lens of his masculinity shows how Dionysus can be more complicated than that.
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.
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.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.
American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.
The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.