Ancient Greece

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 suicide of Ajax

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The suicide of Ajax

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The suicide of the hero Ajax, the result of a dispute over the ownership of Achilles’ armour, was a popular motif in Archaic Greek art.

The death penalty in Athens

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The death penalty in Athens

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In ancient Greece, serious crimes were punishable by death. What forms did the death penalty take in Classical Athens?

A Trojan Horse from Mykonos

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A Trojan Horse from Mykonos

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A large relief pithos (storage jar) from Mykonos features a rare early Greek depiction of the Wooden Horse used to capture Troy.

The heroine Atalanta

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The heroine Atalanta

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In ancient Greek mythology, there is a dearth of stories centred on female heroines. An important exception is the fearless Atalanta.

Enyo

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Enyo

A game by Arnold Rauers

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Available only for mobile devices, Enyo is a fun but challenging puzzle/strategy game inspired by Greek mythology.