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Like the myths that confounded the Greeks, the latest twist in Game of Thrones has challenged its audience. HBO. Game of Thrones airs on Foxtel's showcase channel

Game of Thrones has reignited the Greek tale of Iphigeneia

In recreating a perennial mythic tale in the latest episode, the creative taskforce behind Game of Thrones has cast us, the audience, as modern ancients. Warning: spoilers!
There is not a female figure on Game of Thrones who does not have a medieval counterpart. © Home Box Office, Inc.

Game of Thrones and the fluid world of medieval gender

Game of Thrones never even approaches the slippery and surprising world of gender manipulation and redefinition that existed in medieval spirituality.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of season five of Game of Thrones this weekend – and they have good reason to be excited. © Home Box Office, Inc.

Breathtaking television: why Game of Thrones leaves the rest behind

Cultural and media scholars over the past 20 years have tended to avoid discrimination between the bad, the good and the better. The new season of Game of Thrones starts this weekend – and it's simply better than the rest.
Lighting and CGI creates interiors reminiscent of Caravaggio. HBO

Game of Thrones is the Holy Grail of TV production

With the fourth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GoT) upon us, many of us will once again escape to the mythical land of Westeros. And we’ll do so thanks to a vast array of international locations and…
Be unsullied no more – winter is coming … again. HBO

Explainer: Game of Thrones, the story so far

The heir to an ancient exiled dynasty marries his sister to the leader of a savage warrior society, in return for their support in his effort to regain his father’s throne. The heir is soon killed, while…

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