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Hermes, the God of Thieves in Ancient Greece

In Greek mythology, Hermes is considered the messenger God, in charge of protecting travelers, thieves, and guide the souls to the Hades

How Did Etruscan Civilization Influence the Roman Empire?

Etruscan civilization predated the Roman Empire by hundreds of years, and as such, the Romans were profoundly influenced by many Etruscan practices, including types of farming, methods of artwork, religious rituals, and even clothing styles. The Etruscan civilization flourished in...

How Homer’s Epics Survived After the Fall of the Ancient Greek World

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were the two epics that brought the ideas of Greek civilization to the world and served as the foundation of Western literature. Both works were composed in the late eighth or early seventh century BC. They...

Ancient Greek Martial Art ‘Pankration’ and Its Influence on MMA

Pankration was one of ancient Greece’s most revered sports in the same way that millions of people love MMA today. It was an embodiment of the ancient Greek ideal of excellence, which was known in Greek as "arete." This sport...

First Realistic Depiction of Ancient Greek Clinic Painted on a Vase

The first realistic depiction of an outpatient clinic in ancient Greece is on a drawing on a small vase created in Athens around 470 B.C. now on display at the Louvre Museum in France. The drawing on the vase called...

Underwater City of Heracleion, Egypt, and Its Links to Ancient Greece

The Lost City Of Heracleion, which was once the largest port in Egypt, was discovered underwater after more than 2,000 years.

Ancient Greek Women Held Their Own Olympic Games

The ancient Heraean Games was a sporting event exclusively for women, in honor of the Greek goddess Hera done every four years.

Did the Lelantine War in Ancient Greece Really Happen?

The Lelantine War (Greek: Ληλάντιος πόλεμος) was supposedly fought between two cities in ancient Greece, Chalcis and Eretria on the island of Euboea, and occurred, according to some ancient writers, because both parties wanted access to the fertile Lelantine...

Why Is There A Full-Size Parthenon at the Heart of the US?

We all know that the Parthenon is Greece’s most iconic monument, but imagine stumbling upon this majestic site, not amidst the ancient ruins of Athens, Greece but in the vibrant heart of Nashville, Tennessee. This unexpected twist is no miracle...

The Dazzling Greek Beauty of Sicily’s Valley of The Temples

Dominating the hills near the southern coast of Sicily lies an archaeological treasure that has captivated visitors for centuries: the Valle Dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples. This magnificent site, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the...

What Were the Ancient Greek Dark Ages?

Ancient Greece was a civilization full of activity. Right from as early as 1600 BC Greece was full of impressive buildings, signs of powerful kings, and a literate priestly class. However, this era of Greek history is separated from...

How Ancient Greeks Spread Buddhism to the Known World

Buddhism, a religion, or according to some, a path towards experiencing ultimate reality, was founded by Siddhārtha Gautama, a man from India also referred to as "The Buddha". Buddhism is practiced in various parts of the world and the...

The Incredibly Diverse – And Healthy – Diet of the Ancient Greeks

The diet of the ancient Greeks is fascinating for so many reasons, and they had impressively varied eating habits.

Ancient Greek Theater of Kassope Reopens After 21 Centuries

The little-known ancient theater of Kassope in Epirus, Greece was renovated and reopened to the public recently adding to the rich cultural landscape of the country. The theater of Cassope built in the 3rd century BC is located in the...

Minoan Ancient Palaces of Crete in Bid for UNESCO Approval

Greek authorities are finalizing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the Ministry of Culture and includes the palaces of Zakros, Knossos, Phaistos, Malia,...