NICKY NIELSEN On the complexities of Egyptian marriage.
Category: Greek Literature
Joining the Dots: A Musical Puzzle on an Ancient Vase
ARMAND D'ANGOUR What did this Greek painter mean?
The Stigma of Stigmata: Tattoos in the Ancient World
GISELLE ACOSTA Have attitudes to ink changed over millennia?
Julius Caesar’s Last Words
J.S. UBHI Beware the Ides of March
Classical Culture in British India, Part III: The Ovid of Calcutta
JASPREET SINGH BOPARAI Michael Madhusudan Dutt's 'Meghnadbadh Kabya'.
What Colour are Odysseus’ Words? Traces of Synaesthesia in Homeric Scholarship
ALEXANDRA TRACHSEL On verbal polychromy.
On Not Knowing Greek (in 1923)
VIRGINIA WOOLF On the magic of Greek literature.
How Lost Secrets of Greek Astronomy were Rediscovered
PETER J. WILLIAMS A palimpsest of wonders.
Burning Sappho in Love and Song
ARMAND D'ANGOUR Piecing together Sappho's most famous poem.
Herodotus on Christmas in 20th-Century Britain
AN ANCIENT HISTORIAN On the weird world of Niatirb.
Close Encounters of the Fishy Kind; or Oppian’s Maritime World
KRYSTYNA BARTOL The secret society of Ancient Greek fish.
The Classic Classic? Antigone Hits 250
DIVERS HANDS What is *your* favourite Greek or Roman text?
Theophrastus on the Philologist: The Lost Character Sketch
?THEOPHRASTUS? An ancient anthropologist on the modern Classicist.
O Tempora: Classics Exams from Times Past
ANTIGONE Digs out papers from a different era.
Myth Retold: Phaethon in Genshin Impact
CLARE CHANG Helios shines again on the screen.
Stop Talking: An Epigram of Palladas
E.J. HUTCHINSON Hot takes: an old, cold take.
Energy from Elegy: What Did the Greeks Use Elegiac Poetry for?
KRYSTYNA BARTOL Verse for all seasons.
What Sort of Thing is a Socrates?
ALEXANDRA BARO Philosophy is not a spectator sport.
Epic Potery: Drinking with the Ancients
DAVID BUTTERFIELD Go hard or go Homer.
One Thinks of Homer: Oliver St John Gogarty and James Joyce
TOM MORAN Joyce's epic conflict with a friend-turned-enemy.
“Grind never stops”, or The Life and Work of Isaac Casaubon
TOM KEELINE A window into the life of the hardest-working Classicist.
A Field Guide to Greek Metre
CARLO G. CARLUCCI The best book ever written.
Forms of Conflict in Sophocles’ Antigone: Part II
ELTON BARKER When Tragedy tears itself apart.
Forms of Conflict in Sophocles’ Antigone
ELTON BARKER When tragedy tears itself apart.
What did Classics do to Christianity?
SIMON GOLDHILL The constant collision of rival worldviews.
Biblical Intertextuality: The Virgin Mary as the Ark of the Covenant
JAN KOZŁOWSKI Hidden threads in the Gospel of Luke
Polybius of Megalopolis: History Isn’t Always Written by Victors
GEORGINA LONGLEY The trials of a captive historian.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Oresteia and a Question of Matricide
FROMA ZEITLIN Greek Tragedy and the Prince of Denmark.
Shakespeare’s Latin and Greek
TOM MORAN A monumental misunderstanding of literature?
Homer’s Scythian Readers
J.S. UBHI How did myths tour the ancient world?
GREGORY HUTCHINSON Hitting the hard stuff in Classical literature.
To Love Sorrowfully: Poetry and War
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI Segal and Weil on how to live and love.
A Short History of Envy
DAVID KONSTAN What turned the Greeks and Romans green.
Scholiastic Triumphs: Insights from Ancient Iliadic Readers
CHARLIE BAKER How did ancient scholars explain the greatest Greek epic?
Lamia, Sirens, and Female Monsters: Feminist Reframings of Classical Myth in 19th-Century Literature
NINA TRIARIDOU⠀ New voices for ancient stories.
A Fantasy of Justice: Revenge and the Other in Greek Tragedy
JANEK KUCHARSKI What do legendary "barbarians" reveal about Ancient Greek beliefs?
Homer and the Power of Story-telling
KATHARINE RADICE How stories can empower their tellers as much as their listeners.
Ukraine’s Island of Heroes
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI How heroism on an island links the past and present.
Singing in the Shadow of Homer
JOE GOODKIN Reawakening the Iliad blues.
Covid and the Classics Competition Winners
OUR READERS Are ingenious folk.
Socrates on the Blessing of Being Refuted
ANDREW BEER The genuine pleasure of yielding to better arguments.
Vergil, Versailles and Us: the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns
ANATOLY GRABLEVSKY Did 17th-century French art and literature outshine the Classics?
Herodotus, Pirate Amazons, and How to Write about the Past
CHRISTINE LEHNEN Scythian women did things their way.
The Joys of Latin and Christmas Feasts: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Farmer Giles of Ham
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI Classic wordplay from Classics-loving Tolkien.
Shake It Off, Solon: What Was the Seisachtheia?
STEVE O'SULLIVAN Exploring the mysteries of Solon's economic revolution.
Happy Eaters and Talkers, or The Great Idea of the Encyclopaedia
KRYSTYNA BARTOL The chance to be a fly on the wall at an ancient symposium.
Richard Porson: Scholar of a Different Class
DAVID BUTTERFIELD What is a working-class Classicist?
Some Games in Greek and Latin
THE FUN of playing in the Classical tradition.
The Song of Seikilos: a Musically Notated Ancient Greek Poem
ARMAND D'ANGOUR How to make Euterpe dance.
What’s in a Name? Invoking Aphrodite in Greek Tragedy
IMOGEN STEAD Who's afraid of the goddess of love?
Oedipus on his Life’s Path
ELŻBIETA WESOŁOWSKA What goes around comes around.
Alcibiades and the Pitfalls of Personality Politics
ALFRED DEAHL The chaotic career of Athens' most notorious playboy-politician.
Sophists and the Mistrust of Authority
SEYMOUR MAC MAHON The invincible power of independent thought.
Mere Child’s Play? Comparing Greek Myth with Fairy Tale
ATHINA MITROPOULOS Did Greek myth ever think of the children?
Sappho, the Shining Star
ANTON BIERL Illuminating the fragments of the world's most famous female poet.
Fragment of a Greek Tragedy, in English and Greek
A.E. HOUSMAN / D.S. RAVEN Forging a Greek tragedy from English comedy.
Mary and Minerva: Symbolic Protest and the Destruction of Female Beauty
ENLLI LEWIS Does Medusa have a more positive tale to tell?
Egyptian Cats and Greek Curiosity
ALEX TARBET When Herodotus and cats collide.
Did Amazons roam Ancient Rome?
ADRIENNE MAYOR The captivating case of Camilla.
If Homer had my Editor: Emailing the Ancients
ROSARIA MUNDA launches our new competition with some editorial suggestions for Homer.
The Tale of Two Beds: Wandering and Homecoming in the Odyssey
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI How two different Homeric beds stand in stark opposition.
Antigone the Opera
EDWARD NESBIT Transforming Greek tragedy into modern opera.
Bleeding Trees in Ancient Myth and Modern Deforestation
MIRIAM KAMIL Why is harming trees a human taboo?
Where do the Classics come from? Or, the Apparatus Criticus and You.
MAX HARDY How do we know what ancient writers actually wrote?
To Heaven on a Chariot: The Incredible Story of Poppaea Sabina
PAUL SCHUBERT A Greek poem, a Roman empress, and life among the gods.
Coldplay, Achilles, and Spiderman
BRIAN THENG How does ancient heroism chime with 21st-century romance?
Sophocles’ Antigone and the Sources of Human Ethics
DAVID KONSTAN What did Ancient Greeks make of Antigone's heroism?
Antigone introduces Anna Julia Cooper, Mother of Black Classical Education
ANIKA PRATHER Where heroines of Greek myth and American education overlap.
Being a Child in the Iliad
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI What happens to family values in Homer's world of warriors?
Ancient Cybersecurity? Deciphering the Spartan Scytale
MARTINE DIEPENBROEK Did the Ancient Greeks crack the code of cryptography?
Remember Their Names: The Women Who Almost Saved Troy
CHRISTINE LEHNEN The enduring power of Amazonian Penthesilea and Trojan Hippodamia.
Robert Wood and the Eighteenth-Century ‘Search’ for Troy
LESLEY FITTON How to look for Troy when you think there's nothing to find?
Celebrity Athletes in Ancient Greece: Go Hard or Go Home(r)
MICHAEL PLOWDEN-ROBERTS Milo of Croton, Europe's first sporting superstar?
The Ancient Power of Textiles: Coping with Loss and Lockdown
DOMINIQUE NIGHTINGALE Lessons from Penelope and other weavers of Greek mythology.
Plato’s Cave, Narnia’s Wardrobe: How to Escape the Zeitgeist
EDMUND STEWART How Classics can help us leave the cave.
Charming or Instructing? The Greeks on the Function of Music
KRYSTYNA BARTOL What did the Ancient Greeks think music was actually for?
The Letters of a Persian Satrap
CHRISTOPHER TUPLIN A rare window into the world of Aršāma, an Achaemenid governor.
Learning from the Master: Socrates’ Examined Life
CHAD BOCHAN How to have conversations that lead to actual answers.
The Long and the Short of Latin Poetry
DAVID BUTTERFIELD How the Romans used the Greeks to reinvent poetry.
An Introduction to Greek and Latin Metre
DAVID BUTTERFIELD A video lecture series from the simple to the complex.
Reading Greek Literature with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
EDWARD M. HARRIS Surveying slavery in Ancient Greece through the lens of pre-Civil-War America.
Palimpsests: How Recycled Books Preserve Lost Treasures
ALEXANDRA TRACHSEL The rich rewards of reading between - and beneath - the lines of ancient texts.
Hell-to-men? Helen and Her Magic Names
ELŻBIETA WESOŁOWSKA What should we call the most enigmatic figure in Greek literature?
“My Inquisitive Girlish Gaze”: How Women Speak in Greek Drama
IMOGEN STEAD How can we find 'real' female speech in all-male drama?
Aristophanes’ Lysistrata: A Fair and Honest Peace
ANDREW DAVID IRVINE Who has the last laugh in wartime comedy?
Asebeia? An Outsider’s Claim on the Classics
TULLY WILLIAMS Where to start with Classics when you haven't got a map?
Two Concepts of Free Speech, from Classical Athens to Today’s Campus
JAMES KIERSTEAD How Ancient Greek practice can help bridge the university divide.
The Tyranny of Titles: The Complex Case of Oedipus
ROSIE WYLES What does it mean to be a tragic tyrant?
Big Gods Don’t Cry, Do They?
LLEWELYN MORGAN How the teardrop explodes in Ovidian elegy.
Homer on Paying Attention
ALEX PETKAS Odyssean focus on the epic journey home.
A Showman’s Odyssey
MILLY AYERS An inspiring journey into Classics.
First Thoughts on the “New Naso”
CLASSICAL SCHOLARS explore the New Naso
Eating Yourself Empty: Erysichthon and the Environment
ROBERT SANTUCCI How can an ancient myth help us understand ecological disaster?
Don’t Look Back in Anger: On Remembering to Forget
DOBRINKA CHIEKOVA How did the Greeks move on from the shared pains of the past?
Being Truly Alive: Plotinus on Mindfulness
MATEUSZ STRÓŻYŃSKI What being in the moment meant for a Platonic philosopher.
The Music of Sophocles’ Ode to Man
ARMAND D'ANGOUR Resurrecting the sound of Greek choral song.
Why We Need Antigone
EDMUND STEWART To forge a vision for the future, look back to learn from the past.