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An ancient stigma

An ancient stigma

Greek tattoo culture, part 1

To the Greeks, a tattoo was a mark of disgrace and enslavement. Their word for it, stigma, today embodies this disdain and has certainly influenced European social views on tattooing for many centuries.

Written by Owen Rees

The Spartans

The Spartans

A review of a book by Andrew J. Bayliss

Sparta’s perennial appeal to readers is shown by the sheer number of publications focused on this polis. Dr Andrew Bayliss has written the most recent monograph on the subject, offering an up-to-date introduction to the Spartan scholarship.

Written by Owen Rees

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