For the ancient Greeks the beard was a cornerstone of masculinity, to be in possession of a full beard marked you out as a fully adult male and in the… Read more »
As we have seen in the previous article, apiculture had become a sophisticated industry by the time Homer was composing epithets and gruesome deaths. It would also be foolish to… Read more »
As it’s World museum selfie day on Jan 18th here’s a few pics from my visits to museums over the years. Couple in there of me in Roman kit as… Read more »
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The Iliad is full of characters, some of them less well known than others and Sarpedon is a really crucial part of the Homer’s tale. Through him a number of… Read more »
Just a quickie, found this a while back and it gives a reminder that the modern coastlines aren’t what may have been the ones back in antiquity (for example Ephesus… Read more »
A cave in southern Spain carries a simple image depicted on a wall. At first glance it might seem difficult to work out what is occurring, but then it clicks…. Read more »