Spartan Women: Boss Ladies of the Ancient World

G’day, friends!  In this post, I will provide a short summary of the role of Spartan women!! Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the importance of female presence and voices in the study of History and Archaeology.  Many female perspectives in humanities have radically impacted our understanding of history and archaeology. Some include but are… Continue reading Spartan Women: Boss Ladies of the Ancient World

Entering Valhalla: An Introduction to the Importance of Studying History

Hey Everyone, I'm afraid you're stuck with me today ❤ *and to make it worse, I'm taking you in a completely different direction!* This week I want to discuss (in a nutshell) the importance of studying history in the hopes that I might inspire some of you on your own educational journeys! Don't be scared… Continue reading Entering Valhalla: An Introduction to the Importance of Studying History

Achilles and Patroclus: Love Conquers All

*Spoiler alert!!! This post entails the plot and ending of the story of Iliad and Odyssey, The Song of Achilles and the 2004 movie, Troy. If you’re wanting to read or watch without any giveaways, please read this post afterwards.*   “We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so… Continue reading Achilles and Patroclus: Love Conquers All

Circe and Odysseus: An Unconventional Love Story

Hey you! How have you been!? Thanks for joining me on this most… amorous of days? *If you’re reading this late and thinking ‘Lana, what are you on about?’ - I posted this on Valentine’s Day* This week I am delivering a rather unconventional Valentine’s Day Myth. What? You thought I was going to stick… Continue reading Circe and Odysseus: An Unconventional Love Story

Selene

Hi all! It’s Hannah here, today’s post is about the Moon, Selene, who is often referred to using many other names. There is no one-set myth explaining who Selene is, nor one story which we can tell. Instead, we’ll have a brief overview of the many different stories associated with the personification of the moon… Continue reading Selene

Persephone: Mistress of the Underworld

*Trigger Warning* This post contains themes of sexual violence that may be sensitive to some. If this topic is in any way triggering for you, please click off and we will catch you next time. The Arting the Ancients Team G’day, friends! My name is Rose and I’ll be kicking off my first blog post… Continue reading Persephone: Mistress of the Underworld

Medusa: Villain or Victim?

*Trigger Warning* This post contains themes of sexual violence that may be sensitive to some. If this topic is in any way triggering for you, please click off and we will catch you next time. The Arting the Ancients Team Dear Readers, Welcome to Phrike October! We are super excited to have you here. I… Continue reading Medusa: Villain or Victim?

Welcome

Dear Readers, Welcome to Arting the Ancients! An illustrative blog purposefully designed to visually guide you through the ancient world. Why Arting the Ancients? What's different about this blog? Good Question! Arting the Ancients incorporates Modern Art with Ancient History. We want to inspire you, teach you and hopefully become your weekly digital time-sink! We… Continue reading Welcome