Even if Ovid leaves it out, the female sex organ is well-attested in Greek and Latin medical literature.
An international legal expert explains why the Greeks are right to be wary of the British Museum’s offer to loan them the Parthenon marbles.
The idea of virgin birth has been part of Christianity since the start, but its significance has shifted over time.
From ancient Greece to modern-day TikTok witchcraft, the world of witches has been a changing one.
The first people who studied tyranny were the ancient Greeks, an expert says.
Because Dylan draws from songs from the past, he has been accused of plagiarism. But this view has been colored by a distorted understanding of the creative process.
Just in time for this year’s Nobel Prize announcements, here’s how the symbolism of a plant associated with the god Apollo lives on in modern-day laureates.
Displays of captured Russian weaponry aim to show the strength of the foe Ukrainians face, but also that victory is possible.
These books and poems give the women of the Odyssey a say and other new perspectives on the classic tale.
Since antiquity people have harnessed sound as a weapon, and the practice continues – in new high-tech ways – today.
Said to have been the first person to put his own head on a coin, Demetrius the Besieger is known for siege warfare, sacrilege, and extravagance.
Mulled wine has been around for at least 2,000 years.
The story can be traced back many centuries to a time of warfare between Christian European countries and the Muslim Ottoman Empire.
Epic poetry tends to be seen as highbrow, while action films are regarded as puerile and brutish. But the two share an affinity for dressing up brutal deaths with rhetorical flair.
More famous men are wearing dresses, harking back to ancient times, when androgynous clothing was the norm. But for male dresses to truly take off they might need a style separate to women’s.
There are many nods to Mesopotamian myth in Marvel’s Eternals. The character of Gilgamesh is the first ancient Near Eastern hero with a leading role in a Marvel film.
Wives were not a part of intellectual life – but sex workers were often seen as having captivating minds, as well as captivating bodies.
The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of Atomist philosophies that see the world as exploitable, for sale and open to waste and abuse.
Scent and magic have been entwined in our imaginations for centuries – right up to today’s witch-inspired perfumes.
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.