Many Greek tragedies have mysteriously evaded the controlling influence of time; they are read today with as much admiration and emotion as they would have inspired in their first audiences.
The use of the kidneys in secular and ritual practices according to ancient Greek and Byzantine texts Athanasios Diamandopoulos, Andreas Skarpelos, and Georgios…
In 399 B.C.E., Socrates was executed by the Athenian court on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. The controversial decision lingers atop the great legacy of Athens, a city praised for its intellectual and political liberty. However, the reasons behind Socrates’ execution are themselves questionable.
Students of Greek military history tend to assume that cavalry played a marginal role on the battlefields of ancient Greece until the era of Philip and Alexander. Until recently historians have also assumed that the hoplite phalanx rendered cavalry obsolete on the Greek battlefield.
Competing Constructions of Masculinity in Ancient Greece Scott Rubarth (Rollins College) ATINER’S Conference Paper Series: No: MDT2013-0392 (2013) Abstract Scholars often speak of…
This essay argues that the treatment of captives constituted a vicious cycle in which the defenders of city would resolutely resist the siege for fear of massacre, mass rape, and enslavement; this stalwart defense, in turn, would contribute to cruel treatment of captives when and if the city fell.
Collegiate classics, under the sway of too severe a concept of professional philology, has drastically underplayed its educational hand in such a way that it has diminished its vitality, impact, and usefulness; yet this damage can be reversed
By contrasting Corinth
Before i begin my consideration of the oath, it must be noted that the exact nature of the Peloponnesian league, especially its constitution and the nature of the obligations its allies had towards one another, is unclear and much debated in the scholarship.