Amasis: The Pharaoh With No Illusions Ray, John History Today ,Volume: 46 Issue: 3 (1996) Abstract There is no denying that ancient Egypt arouses great popular interest, but most of the interest concentrates on periods which have visual impact especially… [continue reading]
To our readers in the United States–specifically those of you in the Midwest–please be aware that a new museum is scheduled to open in Chicago, Illinois. The National Hellenic Museum is opening to the public on December 10, 2011, in Chicago’s Greektown district. The new, four-story complex of 40,000 square feet will include several museum exhibitions on ancient and modern Greece. It also host seasonal and special exhibitions, concerts, and art shows. To learn more, please click here. We also wanted to alert our readers that Italy’s financial troubles continue to hamper the preservation and conservation of ancient treasures. The Voice of America has this timely article and video report, which we thought would interest a good many of you. Please click here to watch the video and read the accompanying article.
Ancient Rome and the Pirates By Philip Souza History Today, Volume: 51 Issue: 7 (2001) Introduction: The Greek historian and geographer Strabo, writing around the time of the death of Augustus in AD14, divided the known world into two parts. The better… [continue reading]
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford opened six new galleries on Saturday that showcases its collection from Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Building on the success of the Museumâ€™s extension, which opened in 2009, this second phase of major redevelopment redisplays… [continue reading]
The Witches of Thessaly By Brian Clark Published Online Introduction:Â Book 6 of Pharsalia, Lucanâ€™s epic account of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar, is set in Thessaly on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BCE. Pharsalus is a major Thessalian city… [continue reading]
Homerâ€™s Humor: Laughter in The Iliad By Robert H. Bell Humanitas, Vol. 20:1-2 (2007) Introduction:Â The very subject of humor in Homerâ€™s Iliad might seem to be a bad joke. â€œDeep-browed Homerâ€ has long been our laureate of loss… [continue reading]
The beginnings of the written culture in Antiquity By M. Isabel Panosa DigitÂ·HVM. Revista Digital dâ€™Humanitats, No.6 (2004) Abstract:Â This paper proposes an analysis of writing as a system for communication, since its origins… [continue reading]