Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek wisdom for today’s leadership crisis

What makes a good leader?<p>This question confronts us at every election and with every domestic and international policy decision. As a professor of …

Ancient History

Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Peter E. Knox, J. C. McKeown<p>Katja Maria Vogt<p>Christopher Shields<p>Ruth Rothaus Caston<p>Robert Kaster, Charles Murgia<p>Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi<p>Eleni …

Ancient History

Ancient Greek city of Ephesus in Ionia to be reunited with Aegean Sea

The ancient city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, located in the western province of İzmir (Smyrna), is set to once again …

Archaeology

Raccoons Just Solved an Ancient Greek Puzzle. Can You Figure It Out?

After wandering the desert for what seems like days, you come to an oasis. At the oasis, you encounter a stone altar, too heavy to move, a ziggurat …

Ancient History

The best of Athens | Insight Guide

By <b>Daisy</b> on <b>September 20, 2017</b><p>1. See the most iconic view over the city<p>2. Try Ouzo<p>No visit to Athens is complete without trying the local drink Ouzo. …

Greece

How to win at calisthenics

In a fitness world dominated by gym memberships and ultra-marathons, a refreshingly stripped back approach to exercise has been taking the world by storm: calisthenics.<p>Sitting somewhere between gymnastics, parkour and weight training, the approach sees people use minimal or no equipment to lunge, …

Exercise

These are the 20 rarest baby names in the UK

In case you're into that kind of thing.<p>Fancy making like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin and calling your kid something er, obscure, like Apple? Couldn't think of anything worse than naming your future offspring Olivia or Oliver (i.e. the most popular baby names in this country last year)?<p>Then …

Ancient History

Greek Upset: The Battle of Marathon

The Battle of Marathon was fought during the Persian Wars (498 BC–448 BC) between Greece and the Persian Empire.<p>Date<p>Using a proleptic Julian …

Ancient History

The Crocodile Paradox is an Unsolvable Dilemma That Dates Back to Ancient Greece

Paradoxes are fun for your brain to chew on for a bit, until they grow furiously frustrating. These statements, despite sounding simple, are …

Ancient History

Rise to Power of Sparta in the Peloponnesian Wars

Sparta and Athens were the leading poleis of ancient Greece. This is a look at how the one, Sparta, came to dominate the other.<p>Sparta Seemed Too …

Military History

All About The Ionian Revolt

The Ionian revolt (c. 499-c.493) led to the Persian Wars, which includes the famous battle depicted in the movie <i>300</i>, the Battle of Thermopylae, and …

Ancient History

Timeline of the Greek Empire

Ancient World Timeline | Ancient Rome Timeline | Greece Timeline<p>Browse through this ancient Greek timeline to examine more than a millennium of Greek …

Ancient History

Major Topics in Ancient Greek History

Topics Related to Ancient Greece > Points to Know About Greek History<p>Greece, now a country in the Aegean, was a collection of independent city-states …

Ancient History

Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae

<b>Battle of Thermopylae - Conflict & Dates:</b><p>The Battle of Thermopylae is believed to have been fought in August 480 BC, during the Persian Wars (499 …

Military History

Persian Wars: Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis - Conflict & Date:<p>The Battle of Salamis was fought in September 480 BC during the Persian Wars (499-449 BC).<p>Fleets &</b> …

Military History

Ancient Greek toys dating back to Hellenistic period discovered in Turkey

Archaeologists have unearthed ancient toys dating 2,000 years back in the Hellenistic period in the ancient seaport of Parion, located in Turkey’s …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Find Lost Ancient Greek Temple Of Goddess Artemis

It took more than 100 years of searching but archaeologists have finally found a lost temple to the ancient Greek goddess Artemis.<p>The Greek Ministry …

Archaeology

The Case For Classics: The Relevance Of Ancient Greece In Today's World

The classics teach us not only how to think, writes Gail Pool, but also what is important in life to think about.

Oxford Dictionary

10 Fascinating Fortune-Telling Techniques From History

In today’s society, fortune-telling typically involves tarot cards, palm reading, and horoscopes. These modern practices are tame compared to what …

List-Worthy

How Earthquakes Determined The Location Of Sacred Sites In Ancient Greece

The Mediterranean Sea is not only cradle for many cultures, but also an area prone to earthquakes. It’s located at the juncture of two large tectonic plates: the European plate and the African plate, as well as some minor plates, including the Adriatic plate. Consequently, various fault systems …

Ancient History

'The Horse in Ancient Greek Art' Review: An Ode to the Noble Steed

Middleburg, Va.<p>If you ask today’s average American to name an image of a horse in ancient Greek culture, a likely response could be the Trojan Horse, the flying stallion Pegasus or the equestrian parade from the Parthenon. These are all represented or linked with works in a splendid new exhibition, …

Lifestyle

7 Things You May Not Know About Democracy in Ancient Greece

Athens was not the first Greek city-state to implement democracy<p>Athens was far from the first Greek city-state to try to implement democracy. The …

Greece

'Head' does not mean 'leader' in 1 Cor 11.3

By onSeptember 19, 2017 in Biblical Studies, Gender 0<p>Bust of a Roman woman circa 140 AD. Most statues, frescoes, mosaics, coins, etc, show<br>ancient …

Theology

Hanno Gorilla Jr. Figure

<b>A poseable, wooden gorilla figure who’s strong, curious and brave.</b>Areaware is a NYC based producer of everyday objects designed to evoke an emotional response with a bit of visual poetry built into every product. Named after ancient Greece's Hanno the Navigator, who is credited with discovering …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the ancient Greeks

<i>The auditorium of a theatre at Athens, as seen from the stage during a performance of Agamemnon by Aeschylus, painted by 19th century artist William</i> …

Ancient History

Archaeologists have uncovered a massive tomb containing treasure and a 3,400-year-old ancient Greek body

One of the largest ancient Greek tombs ever discovered has been found by a team of archaeologists near the mythical city of Orchomenus containing the …

Archaeology

Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient Greece

The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study …

Archaeology

Did Ancient Greece Worship Earthquakes? Sacred Sites Built On Fault Lines

The ancient Greeks may have worshiped earthquakes, purposely building temples and other important structures directly above fault lines. But the same …

World News

Bronze Age grave in Greece shows nobleman's love of jewelry

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists in southern Greece have discovered an undisturbed tomb the size of a small house that belonged to a Bronze Age nobleman with a fondness for jewelry.<p>Greece's Culture Ministry says the 3,350-year-old chamber near Orchomenos, an important center of the Mycenaean …

Archaeology

History of the Star Goddess Prayer

The Star Goddess Prayer (also referred to sometimes as the Candle Prayer) is an opening ritual prayer in the Feri Tradition and traditions influenced …

Spirituality