A cautionary Classical tale of solipsism and self-obsession.
‘What will future generations judge us most harshly for? That we allowed Donald Trump to violate the US constitution.’
‘The generalship at the top in the First World War was as bad as Liddell Hart said it was’.
Man and god seek love and unity in one of the most celebrated Hindu myths.
The six titles on the shortlist for our annual book prize.
‘People think curators sit about in armchairs drinking tea while occasionally peering at an object. It’s a little more high octane than that.’
Though it may seem strange to us, people in early modern Europe believed that mermaids and mermen existed. This map recounts some of the reported sightings.
A master of the early Renaissance depicts the moment that Christians regard as the confirmation of Jesus’ divinity.
The historian of Roman literature on Augustus’ funeral and the world’s best museum.
In the first of a series on the myths and fables that inform the world’s civilisations, a tragic tale of hubris.