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The First Beauty Pageant in the Ancient Greek World

The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's first beauty pageant, set off one of the most important narratives in ancient Greek mythology. While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions,...

Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.

Common Greek Myths Found Throughout Art History

Those who are well-versed in Greek mythology likely recognize many scenes from myths in famous artworks. In fact, apart from religious scenes, images from Greek mythology are one of the most common themes in European art. Greek mythology is prominent...

Ajax: Exploring the Anguish of War in Ancient Greece

Sophocles' tragedy Ajax, about a triumphant Greek hero of the Trojan War who was driven to suicide, powerfully explores the anguish of war

The Curse of the House of Atreus One of Worst in Greek Mythology

The Curse of the House of Atreus is one of the most well known and disturbing family curses in all of Greek mythology. by Patrick Garner The ancient Greeks dealt with the normal problems that still vex us today, but they...

Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Uncovered in England

Archaeologists in the UK uncovered on Thursday a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring 11 meters (36 feet) by almost 7 meters (22.9...

Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths

Our solar system was always a source of fascination for the ancient Greeks, and outer space features prominently across the scientific, philosophical, and mythological output of ancient Greek society. Ancient Greeks referred to constellations as "katasterismoi," which translates to "placings...

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...

The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful, and often deadly, forces, despite the fact that...

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...