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How the Ancient Greeks Measured Time Shows What they Valued

The ancient Greeks measured time in part because human beings have felt the need to track the passage of their hours and days since...

The Ancient Greeks Had Alternative Facts Too

The ancient Greeks had different ways of thinking about narrative and truth than we do today. By Joel Christensen In an age of deepfakes and alternative...

Are the Irish Descendants of the Ancient Greeks?

It is not unusual for a nation to have a story about their origin. The Jews have the story of the Exodus, the Romans...

Two Greeks Set Guinness World Record for “Tandem Push-Ups”

Two Greek athletes George Kotsimpos and Apostolos Dervas completed forty-three consecutive sets of push-ups in tandem on December 21, 2022 in Heraklion, Crete in...

Gladiators Were Trained and Healed by Ancient Greeks

The Roman gladiatorial games were a far cry from the Olympic and theatrical pursuits enjoyed in ancient Greece, but the Greeks played an important...

“Una Faccia, Una Razza”: The Bonds That Bind Greeks and Italians

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

What Did Ancient Greeks Think About Snow?

In many parts of the world, winter is the season that brings snow. Although this type of weather is less common in Greece than...

Podariko: Why Greeks Select Who Sets Foot First in the House on New Year

One of the oldest customs Greeks follow with the advent of the New Year is called “podariko”, from the root pod-, or foot, roughly meaning “good foot.”

The Fascinating Story of the First Greeks Sailing to Australia

Aptly titled "Hawks in a Cage," a book released recently describes the fascinating story of the first seven Greeks who sailed to Australia. The...

The Greeks of Ramayana, The Great Epic Poem of India

Ramayana, India's great epic poem, mentions in various chapters the Greeks. This implies that Greeks were actually present in what is modern day India...