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Lefkada Island: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the...

Cleopatra and Antony Celebrated their Love on Samos, the Mykonos of Ancient Greece

Cleopatra, the Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt, and Marc Antony, the famous Roman general, spent time in their decadent love affair on the Greek...

The Olympics as an Antidote to War in Ancient Greece

The Olympics was about much more than honoring Zeus or the winners of the games. It was an organized effort to help the Greeks...

How Eratosthenes Calculated the Earth’s Circumference in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greeks made countless astronomical discoveries, including Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference and its shape.

Ancient Greece in a Blaze of Dazzling Color in New Met Exhibition

Ancient Greece and its astonishing artifacts are presented in their true color in a new exhibition that opened earlier in July at the Metropolitan...

How Ancient Greece Shaped the Thought of Dante

Dante, the beloved poet of Italy, who penned the monumental and immortal works "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "Paradiso," never visited Greece, but his thought was...

Much of US’ Architecture Inspired by Ancient Greece

In the 18th century, the US was a new country after winning its independence from the British, and US architecture needed to define itself.

The Griffin Warrior: A Staggering Discovery from Ancient Greece

The discovery of the Griffin Warrior Tomb is a fascinating archaeological find as it seems to link the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilizations

The Fascinating Origins of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

The origins of the Olympic Games take us back into Ancient Greece and the legends of the heroic athletes visiting the city of Olympia.