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Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

Anything is possible in the world of computer games – except women who fight, apparently. By Eve MacDonald One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic...

What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with Odyssey, has...

Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Iliad

A central idea in the Iliad - a poetic work by Homer focused on the war for Troy - is the inevitability of death. The poem held a special place in antiquity, and has resonated throughout the millennia since. By Chris Mackie Homer’s Iliad is usually thought...

Why Is Achilles Never Greek in Hollywood?

There is a more important question to ask than why Greek warrior Achilles is portrayed by a black actor in the new "Troy" series. Most of you reading this have by now heard, and probably expressed a strong opinion on,...

Hollywood Bigwigs Give Thumbs Up for Black Greek Warrior Achilles (video)

Some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors defended the controversial new Troy series where the mythological Greek warrior Achilles is played by black actor David Gyasi. Speaking exclusively to Greek Reporter from the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards,...

Greek Classic 'The Iliad' Read in its Entirety by 66 Actors (video)

A reading of all 18,225 lines of text of The Iliad by 66 actors, an epic undertaking of Cambridge classics professor Simon Goldhill, will be available to watch online. The ambitious reading took place on August 14 for an audience...

Technology Brings Ancient Greek Myths to Life

"Panoply" is a modern technology project that aims to bring ancient Greek myths to life. Animator Steve K. Simmons and his wife, Sonya Nevin, have been using scenes presented in various ancient Greek vases in order to create short...

Was Achilles Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

AN HISTORIAN from Manchester Metropolitan University has refuted one of the most long-standing theories about the link between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ancient Greece. In his book chapter Beyond the Universal Soldier: Combat Trauma in Classical Antiquity, Dr Jason...