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Reception of the ancient world

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

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) was inspired by a myriad of different world cultures. In her twentieth novel, Lavinia, she took as inspiration Virgil’s epic poem the Aeneid.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Odysseys in space

Odysseys in space

A cornerstone of world literature, the main idea behind Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey has been recycled as the basis for a few science-fiction TV shows.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Why do we study the ancient world?

Why do we study the ancient world?

For this very first episode of the Ancient World Magazine podcast, we talk about why we study the ancient world.

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