The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the world’s most famous poems but very little is known about their creator, ‘Homer’. Historian and writer Daisy Dunn goes in search of the poet of the Trojan War, exploring who Homer was and whether he ever actually existed.
22 January 2020
17 December 2019
The myth of Troy has been told and retold throughout history and Hollywood hasn’t been immune to its lure. Here Honorary Research Fellow Lesley Fitton reveals her behind-the-scenes experience of working on the 2004 epic, Troy.
22 November 2019
The ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’ on the surface are stories of men. However, female characters are central to the conflict and its devastating aftermath. Here Natalie Haynes, author of ‘A Thousand Ships’, explores some of the stories of the women and goddesses from the myth of Troy.
15 October 2019
The Greek hero Achilles is one of the most famous figures in Greek myth and a key character in the Trojan War. Discover the story of this hero, from his infamous anger to his ‘Achilles heel’.
18 June 2019
You may have heard of the city of Troy, the Trojan War, the wooden horse, and Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But there’s much more to the ancient myth of Troy. Here’s our summary of one of the greatest tales ever told.
28 September 2017
Know your ode from your elegy? Your spondee from your dactyl? Then take a look at some of the poetry found within the Museum.