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).
The story of Aeneas’ flight from Troy and his long and arduous search for a new home has inspired science-fiction.
Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.
The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.
In Greek mythology, the Argo is a unique vessel as it has been endowed with the ability to speak.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.
The figures of the Chinese terracotta army of the third century BC were perhaps inspired by Greek sculpture.
An action-roleplaying game that has you slaying monsters as you travel from ancient Greece to ancient China.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?