Guide to the classics: Homer’s Iliad

The Greeks defend their ships from the Trojans in Alfred Churchill’s Story of the Iliad, 1911. Wikimedia Chris Mackie, La Trobe University Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature, and many would say, the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war... Continue Reading →

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh explores what it means to be human, and questions the meaning of life and love. Wikimedia CommonsThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, Macquarie University “Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the... Continue Reading →

Guide to the classics: the Arthurian legend

Original article by Amy Brown , Doctoral Assistant in Medieval English, University of Geneva on The Conversation The early trailers for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) were released last (northern) summer, which means my favourite season in life as a medievalist academic is coming: the season of The Truth About King... Continue Reading →

Who were the Philistines?

Original article found One for Israel They had been digging for years and found nothing. Archaeological evidence giving information about the Philistines and their civilization has been found in the past, but no one had ever found any bodies. It was a mystery. Some assumed that they must have buried their dead at sea, but there had... Continue Reading →

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