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Tattoos Were for Criminals in Ancient Greece

Tattoos were considered a sign of "otherness" in ancient Greece, as it was either foreigners or slaves, criminals, and captives who had tattoos in...

Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals

A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient  Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh...

What Witches From Ancient Greece Tell Us About Modern Witchcraft

From ancient Greece through Puritan New England, witches functioned as easy targets for cultural anxieties about gender, power, and mortality. By Joel Christensen Living on the...

Oligarchs: From Ancient Greece to Russia and the U.S.

The term "oligarch" has become commonplace in the wake of the war in Ukraine, but its roots date all the way back to ancient...

The Milesian School: Ancient Greece’s Pioneers of Philosophy

The Milesian School, a branch of pre-Socratic philosophy based in the Asia Minor town of Miletus in the sixth century BC, produced three thinkers...

Last Meal Rooted in Ancient Greece

In society, mentions of the "Last Meal" or "Last Supper" refer to two quite specific events. The first is secular and refers to the...

What Ancient Greece Thinkers Believed About Extraterrestrial Life

There were schools of thought in Ancient Greece that speculated about extraterrestrial life, in trying to answer questions about the universe

“House of Menander” in Pompeii Showcases Ancient Greece

The House of Menander is one of the most spectacular of all of the many historical treasures of Pompeii. Owing its name to the...

The Other Battle of Thermopylae: When Celts Invaded Ancient Greece

Thermopylae is most famous for the battle which took place there in 480 BC. It was a battle in which the heavily outnumbered three...

The History of Horses in Ancient Greece

Horses in Ancient Greece have always held particular significance, and they played an almost mythological role in its history. The ancient Greeks looked upon...