Category Archives: Ancient History

Journeys to the Underworld- Greek Myth, Film and American anxiety

A fascinating read, courtesy of the Conversation Gil Birmingham (Cory) and Jeremy Renner (Martin) in Wind River: grieving fathers who come together in the realm of the dead. Production Co: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media Paul Salmond, La … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Commons This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article Louise Pryke, … Continue reading

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Christianity, Qumran and a relationship of Assimilation- An Essay

Note: This is an essay I recently completed for my university unit on the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was a fascinating subject and highly recommend it if you enjoy Ancient History. Since Solomon Schechter first discovered The Damascus Document in … Continue reading

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Rare coin from King Antiochus’s rule discovered in Jerusalem

I’m currently studying The Dead Sea Scrolls as a part of my university degree and one of the areas of the Second Temple Period we cover is to do with King Antiochus and the Maccabean revolt. It was such a … Continue reading

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The underrated wonder that is Mahabalipuram — My Favourite Things

I first heard about Mahabalipuram in my Class 8 or 9 Hindi textbook. While I don’t remember who the author of that piece was, but I do remember that it was about the ruminations of a sculptor who wondered about … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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