Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World
Classics and pop culture / History / Weird and Wonderful

Amphitrite’s Brood: Sea-Monsters in the Classical World

[δείδω μή] …τί μοι καὶ κῆτος ἐπισσεύῃ μέγα δαίμων ἐξ ἁλός, οἷά τε πολλὰ τρέφει κλυτὸς Ἀμφιτρίτη: [I’m afraid] that some god’s going to send a great sea-monster against me; glorious Amphitrite breeds them in numbers. Odyssey 5.418-21 Culturally as well as geographically, the sea was central to the Classical world. These days we’re encouraged … Continue reading

Lost beneath the greatest wave: the political philosophy of Atlantis
Classics and pop culture / Discussion / Reviews

Lost beneath the greatest wave: the political philosophy of Atlantis

Where better to set a sword-and-sandal romp through Greek myth than the lost city of Atlantis? Watching the new BBC1 drama along with the Twitter stream, though, there seemed to be some disquiet from those who wanted accurate treatment of Greek myth and history. Newspaper features, such as Bettany Hughes’ preview in the Telegraph, pointed … Continue reading