Caryatids of the 5th century BCE Erechtheion on the Athenian Acropolis.
Charioteer of Delphi, c. 478-474 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=A-Q79HlORtM Charioteer of Delphi, c. 478-474 B.C.E., bronze (lost...
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
It feels slightly ironic to be writing a review of a book that is essentially a collection of reviews. As Classics editor...
The Cyclades are a group of islands in the southern Aegean situated between Greece and Turkey. The name was coined...
Diodorus Siculus on Fate and Philip of Macedon
Diodorus Siculus, the 1st century BCE historian, took great pride in precision of description but, even so, could not refrain...
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, translated by C.D. Yonge
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Exhibition: A History of the World in 100 Objects
When I heard the British Museumâs exhibition A History of the World in 100 ObjectsÂ was coming to Canberra, Australia...
Food & Agriculture in Ancient Greece
The prosperity of the majority of Greek city-states was based on agriculture and the ability to produce the necessary surplus...
Ghosts in the Ancient World
To the people of the ancient world, there was no doubt that the soul of a human being survived bodily death. Whatever...