Niobe’s tears are the world’s grief forever

In every conflict – from the Trojan War to the Syrian Civil War – the worst misery falls on mothers. Children are killed, and their mothers’ lamentations echo down the ages. Continue reading Niobe’s tears are the world’s grief forever

In search of Troy

The story of Troy has inspired generations. It used to be thought that it was lost in antiquity, but not so. Troy is made up of several cities layered on top of each other, although only one may have known “the face that launched a thousand ships.” Continue reading In search of Troy