In the ancient world, the Greek world encompassed a far larger area than that currently occupied by the modern country of Greece. In the first half of the first millennium BC, they spread to the western coast of Asia Minor, Southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, southern France, and the coast of the Black Sea. By the fourth century BC, the Athenian philosopher Plato was able to state that the Greeks had spread around the Mediterranean Sea “like frogs around a pond” (Phaedo 109b).
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
Even though the ancient Mediterranean was rife with piracy, relatively few pirates are known to us by name.
Of all the tragic figures in the story of the Trojan War, perhaps none has suffered more than poor Cassandra.
The island of Rhodes is rich in history, with a variety of museums, art galleries, and archaeological sites to visit.
In the tenth book of the Iliad, Diomedes and Odysseus embark on a covert mission to spy on the Trojans.
From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?
A fun two-player card game that is quick to setup and play, with a Greek mythological theme packed with references to the Homeric epics.
The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes this beautiful red-figure cup with a picture of a warrior.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.
One of the paradoxes of the philosopher Zeno argues that Achilles can never catch up to a tortoise if the latter is given a head start.