Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature, and many would say, the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there.
His sharp analysis of the kind of forces that stir popular sentiments and drive collective decision making still resonates in the modern world.
The question of Helen’s involvement in such a significant conflict clearly poses difficult questions – and has done ever since the age of Homer.
Some wit and wisdom from the classical world – here are proverbs from 20 ancient Greek writers.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, in southern Greece, was counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was even singled out for the awe it inspired in all who beheld it.
Are you the Zeus of Cyrene or one of the six Caryatids? Find out which ancient Greek temple you are with this quiz!
A few new releases for the historian on your shopping list!
It’s flu season! Are you feeling under the weather? Definitely don’t do what this quiz tells you to. But if you’re curious about how a doctor in ancient Greece would treat your symptoms, go no further
Ancient Greek medicine was a complex practice perceived as something between myth and reality, as an expression of a magical divinatory, and an empirical technical practice.