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The Odyssey

Euripides’ The Trojan Women—An Unflinching Look at Brutality of War

The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist Euripides explores the enslavement of women, human sacrifice, rape, and infanticide.  By Chris Mackie The story of the long struggle for the life of the city of...

How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Weapons?

Odysseus' bow has been famous ever since Homer's Odyssey told the tale of how the returning hero strung it after no other man could.

Odyssey: Homer’s Epic Poem Is the World’s Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey, ancient Greece's most well-known epic poem, is officially the most influential story to have shaped the entire world.

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger," is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that shows generosity and courtesy to...

Greek Goddesses Appear as Black Women on Ancient Ceramic Cup

The image of black people plays a key role in the reconciliation between the everyday world of ancient Greeks and spiritual revelation, says an analysis on The Root. The analysis is based on a scene on a skyphos -- a...

Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Headed to Space

Warner Bros is gearing up to create a new version of Homer's "The Odyssey" that will set the Greek epic in space, according to Deadline. The movie studio has put James DiLapo in place to begin writing the script for...

U.S. Historian Says Ulysses Reached America

The first researcher, who questioned the prevailing theory that Ulysses wandered the Mediterranean Sea for years before the gods allowed him to set foot once again on his beloved Ithaca, was an American historian from Chicago, Henriette Mertz. In 1964,...