Odysseus and the Sirens (NAM, Athens, 1130)
NAM, Athens, 1130. Late 6th century BCE. This lekythos (perfume vessel) depicts the story of Odyssey, 12, where Odysseus...
Palace of Knossos
The partially reconstructed wing of the palace of Knossos c. 1500 BCE.
Plato's Lie In The Soul
In his famous work Republic, Plato discusses the concept of the `True Lie' or the `Lie in the Soul'. Through...
Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of The Mayan Book of The Dawn of Life and The Glories of Gods and Kings
The Popol Vuh is a religious text of the Maya people. Written down between 1701 and 1703 by the Spanish priest Francisco...
Poseidon and the Founding of Athens | Mythology w/ Dael
Dael tells the story of how Poseidon tried to invest in some real estate and was very bad at it, featuring useless gifts...
The Land of Punt is described in ancient Egyptian texts as "the land of the gods" and a region rich...
Reimagining The Epic of Kings: The Shahnameh of Ancient Iran
For hundreds of years, the Shahnameh has been revered in the Near and Middle East as the epic of the Persian-speaking peoples...
Religion in the Ancient World
Religion (from the Latin Religio, meaning 'restraint,' or Relegere, according to Cicero, meaning 'to repeat...
Rhetoric of Myth, Magic, and Conversion: Ancient Irish Rhetoric
Ancient Ireland presents an interesting case for rhetorical study. While the island is usually considered a part...
Roman Household Spirits: Manes, Panes and Lares
Earth spirits in ancient Rome, as well as the spirits of those who had died, watched over the every day lives of the Romans...