Ancient Greece

Why we care how doctors dress

It's hard to believe that modern Western doctors, with their multimillion-dollar hospitals and high-tech gadgets, have much in common with their …

Health Care

An ancient Greek technique can improve your memory

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta learns how to build a memory palace with memory champ Nelson Dellis

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US military chiefs studying ancient Greece to avoid war with China — but Steve Bannon might want it

Senior White House aide Steve Bannon became obsessed with a book depicting an apocalyptic worldview about civilization’s second coming after a “trial …

Steve Bannon

Let This Adorable Animation Womansplain the Clitoris

A playful animated film uses humor and illustration to deconstruct the biological logistics and historical context behind the only organ in the human body dedicated exclusively to pleasure: <i>Le Clitoris</i><i>.</i> The documentary short by Montreal native Lori Malepart-Traversy delves into the physical anatomy …


The connection between Ancient Greece, selfies and ‘despair deaths’ of white, middle-aged men

Millennials, take heed. If your parents said you could be whatever you wanted to be when you grew up, they may have set you up for an unhappy future, says the author of a new book on self-obsession in Western culture.<p>British journalist Will Storr’s “Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What …

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I came across this wondrous blog in my travels and had to share one particular gem on this occasion. The blog is a collection of ‘artefacts’ that …



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Project maps Greek ceramic production over five millennia

In ancient Greece, people relied on their friendly neighborhood ceramics workshop for everything from dishes to perfume bottles to roofing materials.


Solitaire Play of Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea – Greeks vs Persians: An AAR (Part 1)

Introduction by Fred Schachter, Game Developer: <i>There’s material within GMT’s site for Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea (ACIS); which could be</i> …

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Amazons in all Shapes, Sizes, and Colors: What the Wonder Woman Movie Got Right

<i>by Adrienne Mayor</i>Were Amazons—and their real-life counterparts in antiquity—really as diverse as they appear in <i>Wonder Woman</i>?<i>Wonder Woman</i> opens with a …

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Egyptian Archaeologists Discover 2,500-Year-Old Tomb With Over 300 Artifacts Inside

Last week, Egyptian archaeologists uncovered 10 ancient royal tombs and even some mummies. And now another discovery into ancient Egypt has been made.<p>…


Why did the richest ancient Greeks voluntarily pay high taxes?

Imagine a progressive tax–in other words, a tax that falls on those most able to pay; a tax that results in the rich paying–quite voluntarily–<i>more</i> than they are obliged, instead of trying to avoid it; a tax that’s spent according to the wishes of the person who paid it; a tax that involves little …

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The Five Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece

The Ancient Greeks formed alliances like no civilization before them. This massive assembly of city-states led to the existence of massive armies …


Why Are the Greeks Called Hellenes

<b>Question:</b> Why Are the Greeks Called Hellenes<p><b>Answer:</b> The name of 'Greece' is 'Hellas' (and the adjective 'Greek' is 'Hellenic'), according to the …


The Greek word that can’t be translated

‘Love of honour’, its official translation, is a utilitarian yet insufficient attempt to convey the constellation of virtues squeezed into the word’s four syllables.<p>In his second summer in the lonesome Greek village of Tolo on the east coast of the Peloponnese, German senior civil servant and …


Carpe Diem: U.S. Students Revive Latin and Greek

Latin is a dead language, but don’t tell that to 12-year-old Faiyaz Khan.<p>A sixth-grade student at Decatur Classical School, an elementary school on the north side of Chicago, he began taking Latin in kindergarten and is getting pretty good at reading Cicero without a dictionary. He speaks Latin …


Podcast #310: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity

One of the primary roles of men across time and culture is that of the warrior. Indeed, how we define masculinity at its core is centrally shaped by …


What if companies interviewed translators the way they interview coders?

<b>Candidate:</b>Is this the right place for the interview?<p><b>HR Person</b><i>: Yes, good morning Ms. Smith, please take a seat, we were expecting you. I understand</i> …


This ancient Greek mechanism may be the world's first computer

The Antikythera Mechanism is a mysterious ancient device used to calculate lunar cycles, planet motions, and more. Over 2,000-years-old, it was far more advanced than any other technology of its time.

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Renaissance Rock’n’Roll: When Gucci Went to Florence

Ancient Greek ideals and Florentine opulence collide in Alessandro Michele’s vision for Gucci Cruise 2018, writes Alexander Fury<p>Alessandro Michele’s</b> …


5 Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs as they are used in teas and homeopathic remedies world-wide. But did you know that there are many herbs that the …


Fashion’s Resort Renaissance

Thanks to Gucci, the Renaissance is on everyone’s mind. As the Florence-born fashion house took a trip to its origins yesterday for its Resort 2018 …


All the trends that will be big this holiday season

The term ‘cruise fashion’ was conceived out of necessity. Back in the day, sophisticated travellers would request couture houses to create special …


Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune

G7 leaders, from left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. …

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May to Tell G-7 Google and Facebook Must Do More to Fight Terror - Bloomberg

Theresa May will take her beef with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily, where the U.K. leader will call on …

Manchester Bombing

Prof. Montanari about The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

<i>When we published the</i> Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek <i>(BDAG) in 2015, we were often asked if a new dictionary on Greek was really necessary. This</i> …


Antikythera Anniversary: Astronomical Computer Still Puzzles After 115 Years

What looked like a hunk of corroded metal lying at the bottom of the Aegean Sea near the Greek island of Antikythera turned out to be a piece of a …


Severed limbs and wooden feet: how the ancients invented prosthetics

We are living through an incredibly exciting period for prosthetics. A pioneering brain computer interface that will allow veterans to control …

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Was ancient Greek ‘computer’ an astronomical tool?

INSCRIPTIONS on a mysterious 2000-year-old clockwork device suggest that the artefact was inspired by earlier devices made by the great Greek …


Severed limbs and wooden feet—how the ancients invented prosthetics

Warfare was not kind to the bodies of soldiers in Ancient Greece and Rome. It has been estimated that in Ancient Greece, about 80% of seriously …

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