Modern myths about the ancient world.
Thursday, 18 August 2022
Can we trust mediaeval copies of ancient books?
When you open up a modern copy of Plutarch’s Lives or Tacitus’ Annals , what you’re reading is based on a mediaeval manuscript. It’s a copy...
Thursday, 28 July 2022
Latin spells in classic D&D video games
Video games based on the rules and world of Dungeons & dragons have been a staple for a long time. Three games released in 2000 to 2002...
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Jesus’ empty tomb and
The matron of Ephesus
The story of the ‘empty tomb’ in the New Testament gospels uses many motifs that also appear in a Roman morality fable, first attested just ...
Friday, 1 July 2022
Was Sirius once red?
Back in 2020, when I wrote a piece about ancient Greek colour terms , two comments raised an interesting side-question: what colour was the ...
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