In ancient Greece the ‘least dangerous’ branch of government – the courts – wielded serious political power.
Well-researched and attractively written, Plato of Athens: A Life in Philosophy by Robin Waterfield grapples with a life that left few records.
Homer and His Iliad by Robin Lane Fox is a masterly survey of the Iliad, its majesty, its pathos and its unparalleled progression from wrath to pity.
The Antikythera Mechanism is ingenious, intricate and highly sophisticated. But what is it?
Defending the Home Front in Ancient Greece.
The spread of Hellenic ideas from Greece to the world.
The victory of the Greeks over Persia in 480 BC was more than just a landmark in naval warfare. It shaped the way the past is understood.
In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them.
Warriors in red cloaks battling against the odds at Thermopylae is the image usually associated with Sparta. But a richer and more contentious tale lies in the ancient city’s stones.
The city of Thebes was central to the ancient Greeks’ achievements in politics and culture. For many centuries it has been largely – and often deliberately – forgotten.