Reception studies focus on how the ancient world has been received since antiquity.
For decades, archaeologists have been trying to create meaningful engagement with stakeholder communities. The continued development of the internet has provided new and diverse opportunities for participation, but also a variety of new hurdles.
Many people may be surprised by the role the fascist leader Benito Mussolini played in conserving Roman monuments in the twentieth century CE. Alannah Campbell investigates how his regime used these monuments, which portrayed the ideals of ancient Rome, to recreate Italian supremacy in the Mediterranean two thousand years later.
Our understanding of ethnic diversity within the classical world owes much to how museums have curated their Greco-Roman antiquities. These collections were strongly influenced by the interests and values of the original collectors themselves, many of whom were antiquarians living and working in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article raises the question of whether their traditions have had an impact on how we understand and curate Black bodies in Greco-Roman galleries today.
Why would nineteenth-century abolitionists be attracted to the work of slave-owning leaders in ancient Greece and Rome? The answer shows us how using difficult histories can help fuel moral movements.
The Greek-mythology themed game Hades was fully released by Supergiant Games in September 2020, and has since been named “Game of the Year” by several gaming publications. What is it about this story of the son of Hades fighting his way out of the underworld that appealed in a year from hell?
Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a very entertaining video game set in an open world inspired by Greek mythology, created by the same team who brought us Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
This blood-soaked and interesting retelling in graphic novel form of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur is written by Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa, with art by Lukas Ketner.
Although the tequila-filled citrusy cocktail drank everywhere that the weather is warm got its name from a Spanish term for a flower, its etymology runs farther than the Iberian Peninsula.
In classical architecture, we recognize five orders: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and composite. What is this classification based on?
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.