Articles with this tag are, at least partially, reviews of something (e.g. a book, movie, game) related to the ancient world. Also includes reviews of (temporary) exhibitions at archaeological museums.
A major contribution to the field of Greek mythology, this book comes heartily recommended.
A discussion about how studying the past is essentially subjective leads to a discussion based on a book by Michael Shanks.
An enjoyable Italian movie about Perseus, that has almost nothing to do with the original stories.
A sequel that is better in almost every way to the original, 2010’s remake of Clash of the Titans, even if it has little to do with the original ancient Greek story of the hero Perseus.
A remake of an awful movie that had nowhere to go but up. The end result is a bit of a mess, but largely entertaining anyway.
A dull grind of a movie whose only saving grace, the special effects provided by Ray Harryhausen, haven’t stood the test of time.
The mini-series The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990) stays mostly true to the original sources. Here, I focus on the episode that deals with the story of Perseus.
Heavy metal band Manowar turned the Iliadic conflict between Achilles and Hector into an epic, eight-part song.
Deliberate or not, elements of Mad Max: Fury Road remind one of the story of the Trojan War. It’s primal, aggressive, and epic. (It’s also a bloody good film.)
A gorgeous-looking and entertaining action game that, unsurprisingly, plays fast and loose with Roman history.