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I’d Idle On with an Eidolon

I’d been interested in the origin of the term “eidolon” after hearing the Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby episodes on Euripides’ Helen, and remembering that the term had been used in the Final Fantasy series. It’s basically a phantom, a … Continue reading

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You Can’t Sit at Our Table

Today, I wanted to look at the Table of Nations from Genesis 10. The Hebrew word that’s usually translated “nations” is goyim, which became gentilis in the Latin Vulgate. Both words have come to mean non-Jewish people in general, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Heel, Achilles

Glory of Heracles – Released for the DS in 2010 (2008 in Japan), this is actually the fifth game in a Japanese series (sixth counting a spin-off), but so far the only one to be translated into English. And I … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tyred, Your Punic

Carthage is remembered these days as the main enemy of the ever-expanding Romans in the third and second centuries BC. The two burgeoning empires fought the three Punic Wars, the second of which was when Hannibal launched his unsuccessful campaign … Continue reading

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Troy Story

Age of Bronze: Betrayal, Part Two, by Eric Shanower – It seems like forever since the last volume of this series was released, but Eric has been doing other things. This chapter of the retelling of the Trojan War focuses … Continue reading

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Amazon Primer

While warfare has traditionally been considered a masculine pursuit, Greek legend contains accounts of the Amazons, an all-female tribe of powerful warriors. While they were often said to live in Asia Minor, they were sometimes located in Africa or the … Continue reading

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Britain’s Brutal Beginning

At one point in history, every nation apparently wanted to have origins tied to Troy. I suppose they wanted to have a link to the classics, but for some reason preferred the defeated Trojans to the victorious Greeks. Hey, I … Continue reading

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Merely a Man

I wrote about demonization last week, but there’s another way people dealt with gods they didn’t believe in, which is claiming that they’re simply people who came to be worshipped. Of course this kind of thing actually happened, both with … Continue reading

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A Trojan in Italy

Does the Aeneid count as Homeric fanfiction? I mean, it pretty much follows up the Iliad and Odyssey exactly, using some of the same characters and situations. Like Odysseus, Aeneas encounters Polyphemus the Cyclops and visits the world of the … Continue reading

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All Gods Are Our Gods

The ancient Greeks had a tendency of associating the gods of foreign pantheons with their own. This was something I noticed when I read Herodotus back in college, and came across a reference to Ahura Mazda as “the Persian Zeus.” … Continue reading

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