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The Greatest Quotes of Ancient Greece’s Stoic Philosophers

Stoicism was one of the philosophical movements of the Hellenistic period, founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC

Italy Set to Permanently Return Fragment of Parthenon to Greece

Italy intends to return the "Fagan fragment," a piece of sculpture from the Parthenon, to Greece permanently, according to a statement released by the Italian Culture Ministry on Friday. The fragment, which was formerly housed in the Antonio Salinas Museum...

For Ancient Greeks Our Modern Democracy is an Oligarchy

To ancient Greeks, our modern democracy would count as “oligarchy”. The rule of and by the few, as opposed to the power of the people.

Sweden Returns Stolen Ancient Sealing Ring to Greece

Sweden has returned a gold sealing ring from Mycenaean times, depicting a pair of sphinxes, to Greece, thereby piling on the pressure on the UK and British Museum to return the Parthenon Marbles. The handover by the Nobel Foundation took...

Spectacular Ancient Mosaic Discovered in Paphos, Cyprus

A spectacular ancient mosaic floor in Cyprus that was part of a Hellenistic period building is among the important finds at Kato Paphos.

Statue of Greek Philosopher Diogenes Causes Controversy in Turkey

A statue dedicated to the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes in Sinope, Turkey, the city of his birth, stirred controversy in the country for a surprising reason. By Dimosthenes Vasiloudis The Statue of Diogenes (Turkish: Diyojen Heykeli) is a monument dedicated to...

The History of Oligarchs, from Ancient Greece to Modern Russia

The term "oligarch" has become commonplace in the wake of the war in Ukraine, but its roots date all the way back to ancient Greece. Oligarchs are extremely wealthy people who hold a large amount of power in their countries....

Why Greek Statues Have Small Penises: Woman’s Lecture Goes Viral

A woman's explanation of why ancient Greek statues have small penises has gone viral on TikTok. Even a casual glance at classical sculptures in a museum will reveal that the penis on marble depictions of nude gods and heroes is...

Long Lost Temple of Artemis in Evia, Greece Reveals More Secrets

A long-lost temple dedicated to the Goddess Artemis that was finally discovered in Evia, Greece after 100 years of archaeological research is revealing more of its secret treasures. The temple was discovered by a team from the Swiss Archaeological School...

The Philistines Were Likely of Greek Origin, According to DNA

Philistines were very likely of Greek origin, as a new DNA study traces the origins of the ancient villains in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece, UK Agree to Hold Formal Talks on the Parthenon Marbles

Greece and the UK have agreed to hold talks on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, UNESCO announced. A report from the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or...

The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

The Legacy of the Antikythera Mechanism Discovered on This Day in 1901

The Antikythera Mechanism, widely believed to be the world’s first computer, was among wreckage retrieved from a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera on May 17, 1901. A year later, it was identified as containing a...

Ancient Greek Amphoras Discovered as Ukraine Soldiers Dig Trenches

Ancient Greek amphoras were among artifacts discovered last week in Odessa, Ukraine by soldiers while "digging defenses" to protect the city from Russian attacks. Soldiers from the Ukrainian 126th Territorial Defense brigade who found the artifacts wrote on Facebook that...

Ancient Greece Created Five of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Ancient Greece, the cradle of Western civilization, was responsible for creating five of the seven wonders of the ancient world.