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Peter Gainsford
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The ancient Greeks had some ideas that resemble ‘freedom of speech’. But it’s easy to misrepresent those ideas.
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech
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Is Atlantis depicted accurately in "Thunderbirds"? No, of course it isn't. But a much more interesting question is HOW it's used.
Thunderbirds in Atlantis
Thunderbirds in Atlantis
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A look at ancient testimony on the hanging gardens at Babylon. Also, Dalley's suggestion that gardens at Nineveh were the real inspiration.
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The Oracle of Delphi, popularly thought of as obscure and ambiguous, gave straightforward yes/no answers.
The not-so-cryptic oracle of Delphi
The not-so-cryptic oracle of Delphi
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666, or 616? Nero, or someone else? And why doesn't P115 settle anything?
The number of the beast
The number of the beast
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A simplified copy of the new papyrus of the gospel of Mark (formerly known as ‘first century Mark’) with notes.
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Samuel Butler argued that the Odyssey was written by an unmarried girl living in Trapani, Sicily, ca. 1050 BCE. How crazy was he?
The authoress of the Odyssey
The authoress of the Odyssey
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Why didn't ancient Greeks just take a stroll up Mt Olympus to see if there were any gods there? Er, actually they did.
Ancient Greeks climbing Mount Olympus
Ancient Greeks climbing Mount Olympus
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Quintus and Sextus were among the most popular Roman personal names - meaning 'fifth' and 'sixth'. But why not 'fourth'? The answer: think of month names!
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Can we trust that modern copies of Homer or Vergil have the same text that people knew in antiquity?
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