Ancient Greece

Podcast #299: How to Be Manly According the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Ancient Greece and Rome have a heavy influence on the idea of manhood we promote on the Art of Manliness. In fact, this classical conception of …

Podcasting

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece, by Jennifer T. Roberts

This sweeping history of the Peloponnesian War (431-404BC) begins with its origins in previous wars and carries on after its conventional end (the …

Greece

Alexander the Great’s Capital Punishment? The Building of Persepolis and its Flaming Demise

When you witness the decorated stairways, towering columns and mighty statues at Persepolis, you know you are standing in the ruins of a once …

Ancient History

The X Factor of ancient Athens

Everyday citizens became the judges of an ancient prize for drama that challenged popular opinion and rewarded subtlety and intelligence. It was an experiment that shaped not just the theatre, but democracy itself, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>“Popular culture is a contradiction in terms,” remarked the …

Democracy

Diplomats representing ancient civilizations meet in Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Diplomats representing ancient civilizations have met in the Greek capital for the first time as part of a new 10-member international club.<p>The Ancient Civilizations Forum held its inaugural session in Athens on Monday, attended by foreign ministers or senior diplomats from …

Greece

Learn the classics? It’s all Greek to me

At school I was erroneously put off Latin, but I was mesmerised by the classical Greek legends

Language

3 Things You Must See in Athens

So it took me a while to narrow this down – I absolutely love Athens and think everything is essential! However, these are my three absolute MUST see …

Travel

A Misguided Impulse to Update the Greek Classics

In the three millennia and more since its legend arose, the Trojan War has been reënacted in dozens of uniforms, with many generations of weapons deployed as props. Homer’s Iliad and, to a lesser extent, the Odyssey have made that conflict a paradigm for all wars at all times, and it’s not uncommon …

Ancient History

Ancient City Of Hippos-Sussita And The Mysterious Disc-Shaped Copper Plates

<b>Ellen Lloyd – AncientPages.com</b> – Here is a little ancient mystery for you to solve.<p>Some years ago, archaeologists unearthed four mysterious ancient …

Archaeology

Removal of a rare Roman mosaic in southern France enflames local conservation groups

The decision by local authorities to transfer a Roman mosaic from the town of Uzès to nearby Nimes has sparked protests from local heritage groups …

Archaeology

The goddesses of currency

<i>Hillery York is the Collections Manager for the National Numismatic Collection. The objects discussed below are featured in the</i> Women on Money <i>display</i> …

Ancient History

He didn’t rise, and he probably didn’t exist in the first place

Happy Easter! Skip church and instead go read this essay on why Jesus is a myth.<p>The vast majority of Biblical historians believe there is evidence …

Ancient History

Should the Cowboys draft a corner or safety first? This ancient Greek playwright has the answer

This Story is About...<p><i>Babe Laufenberg, Dallas Cowboys radio color analyst and former NFL quarterback, answers your questions about the team each</i> …

Dallas Cowboys

Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Plans Second Drop Saturday

A look from Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.<p>NUREG GmbH<p>A look from Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.<p>NUREG GmbH<p>A look from Adidas Originals by …

Shoes

Braun Strowman brutally attacks Roman Reigns in backstage assault

Roman Reigns might have thought he was in the clear after taking down the Undertaker at WrestleMania, but he has a new problem to worry about: Braun …

Pro Wrestling

For the Ancient Greeks, Immigrants Were Both a Boon and Threat to Homeland Security

Even though the United States is worlds away from ancient Greece, we still sometimes use the Greeks’ vocabulary for describing immigrants and our …

Ancient History

The world’s most expensive earrings ever go on sale for £55million

Auctioneer Sotheby's has today unveiled what is thought to be the most expensive pair of earrings in the world, valued at a staggering £55 million.<p>The mismatched pair is made up of two odd-coloured diamonds; one named Apollo and one named Artemis, cut and polished into pear shapes.<p>The star of the …

Jewelry

The Third Labor of Hercules - The Ceryneian Hind

Hercules has now completed two supposedly impossible tasks. The first was killing the Nemean Lion, and the second, slaying the Hydra, a beast bred to …

Ancient History

Ancient Roman Mosaics

http://slightlywarped.com/ancient-roman-mosaics/<p>Give Daddy Some Love...<p>These amazing works of art were quickly unearthed in Turkey in the year 2000 …

History

How Alexander's invasion worked for the Greeks and Indians

Alexander the great Macedonian conquistador invaded India in 326 B.C.E. at the end of his brilliant campaign to 'conquer the known world' as he swept …

Ancient History

What to Photograph in Greece

Greece is one of those countries one must visit in their lifetime, thanks to its rich historic and cultural heritage, stunning landmarks and its …

Ancient History

Voyages to Antiquity Reveals its 2018 Programme, Including New Itineraries, Maiden Ports and More Single Cabins - Voyages to Antiquity

(12:15 p.m. BST) -- Voyages to Antiquity has revealed six new itineraries and 19 maiden ports of call as part of its 2018 programme.<p>The 378-passenger …

Archaeology

How the Ancient Greeks Did Math With Letters, Not Numbers

The ancient Greeks were incredibly talented mathematicians—but they rarely used numbers in their math. Their particular specialty, geometry, dances …

Mathematics

What Trump And Xi Can Learn From The Athens Vs. Sparta Rivalry

Beijing and Washington have the immense challenge of avoiding war between a rising power and an established one.<p>At this week’s Mar-a-Lago summit, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are expected to negotiate a host of urgent issues, from trade terms and currency manipulation to the South China …

China

Sun, sand and centuries of history in Pafos

There’s more to Pafos than the beach. The ancient Greeks certainly knew that, which is why they founded their sacred city well inland, overlooking the sparkling Med from the headland at Kouklia. Modern Pafos, sitting pretty beside the sea, is a relative newcomer, dating back a measly 2400 years.<p>The …

Ancient History

The hunt is on for the world’s first luxury cruise ship…but not everyone is convinced it exists

Researchers are searching a lake in Italy for the remains of Roman emperor Caligula’s pleasure ship.<p>According to the Times, the search is being spearheaded by Nemi’s mayor Alberto Bertucci. “If it’s down there, and it’s that long, then we are talking about the world’s first luxury cruise ship. …

Luxury Lifestyle

Arsenal fans troll Manchester United as West Ham win sends Jose Mourinho back to sixth

Arsenal comfortably beat West Ham 3-0 to ease the pressure on Arsene Wenger and silence the protesters at the Emirates.<p>Antonio Conte STILL claims …

English Premier League

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes: A medieval castle turned into a museum

Located at the end of the Street of the Knights, at the highest point of the medieval city, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes …

England

Hadrian at the Acropolis Museum of Athens

The Acropolis Museum in Athens celebrated the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s accession with the presentation of an exquisite portrait of the Emperor …

Ancient Rome

James William Brown on the Ancient Greek Art of Lamenting

During the ten or so years I lived, taught, and wrote in Greece, I spent a year on the island of Skyros, a dot in the Aegean partway between Greece and Turkey. It was a dramatic place with its steep village of white cube houses laced with narrow and circuitous lanes, almost like a maze. A lane …

Greece