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Was Ancient Greek Theater Only for Men?

by Ben Potter A quick search of our homepage will reveal that a copious amount of ink has already been spilt discussing the life and works of the great practitioners of Athenian theatre: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. However, leaving aside these individuals for the moment, brilliant as they may have been, what of the

The Ages of Ancient Greece

By Ben Potter Archaic. Classical. Hellenistic. These terms are often (and quite naturally) conflated together under the generic heading of ‘classical’, or, at the very least, ‘old’. It appears that organizing history into clear, distinct eras can be a tricky business. This, of course, is more true for the Greeks than for the Romans. This

Plautus: No Latin Matter

By Ben Potter It’s been often said that what was good about the Romans came from their cultural forefathers, the Greeks. Like most (I refrain from saying ‘all’) generalisations, there are grains of both truth and falsehood to this claim. Whilst there may well be startling similarities between Greek and Roman art, gods, drinking habits,