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Reception of the ancient world

Reception studies focus on how the ancient world has been received since antiquity.

The modern Odysseus

The modern Odysseus

Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

A space Odyssey

Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

The movie Troy (2004)

The movie Troy (2004)

Roel Konijnendijk, Matthew Lloyd, and Josho Brouwers talk about the sword-and-sandal film Troy (2004), directed by Wolfgang Petersen.

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