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Top Five Ancient Greek Beauty Tips Everyone Should Know

Beauty was extremely important in ancient Greece, and not just for women but for men as well. As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks placed great emphasis on healthy skin, and naturally, they developed many useful, natural beauty tips. The countless...

Ancient Greeks Used Mercenaries from Distant Lands, DNA Analysis Reveals

A new DNA analysis published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that ancient Greeks did not fight all the battles alone but instead they were assisted by mercenaries from lands as far as the Caucasus mountains and central...

Assassin’s Creed Recreates Stunning Ancient Greek Landscape Based on Pausanias

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has now faithfully carried over worldwide to the new media subculture a wealth of information about ancient Greece, based on the ancient Greek geographer and traveler, Pausanias By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis It seems that producers of the well-known Greek-themed...

Why Spartan Men Had Long Hair

In ancient Greece, hair was an important indicator of class and place of origin. Notably,  Spartan men were known for their long, flowing hair, which became linked to the ancient warriors in antiquity. While many would not associate long, beautiful...

Socrates’ Wisest and Most Inspiring Quotes

Socrates, famous for his wise and inspiring quotes, died as he lived—hated by most Athenians but much beloved by his students. He was condemned to prison and death by poison in 399 BC for corrupting Athenian youth and rejecting...

World Animal Day: Like Us, the Ancient Greeks Loved Their Dogs

Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters.

The Ancient Greek Battle of Thermopylae Honored in Ireland

One does not normally equate Ancient Greece with Ireland, but there is a small Moravian Church with a small garden in an even smaller village named Kilwarlin, where the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE has been honored. Basil Patras...

John Oliver Makes Parthenon Marbles Case; Blasts British Museum

John Oliver blasted the British Museum over its refusal to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece in his latest show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired by HBO on Sunday. He offered his distinct perspective with humor and sarcasm...

Ancient Greek Art of Medicine Still Practiced in Today’s India

The Ancient Greeks gifted India numerous things, including architecture, sculpture, coins, amazing food, and the Greek language and script. However, one of the greatest gifts was the ancient Greek art of medicine, or "Unani" as Indians refer to it. The...

Dispilio Tablet, The Earliest Written Text Discovered in Greece

Even though archaeology claims that writing was invented in Sumer between 3,000 and 4,000 BC, a tablet that contradicted this perception was found in 1993 in Dispilio in the northern Greek province of Kastoria. The Dispilio Tablet is a wooden...

Battle of Gaugamela: When Alexander the Great Conquered Persia

On October 1, 331 BC, Alexander the Great's army defeated the Persian army led by Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela to complete the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire. It was an extraordinary victory achieved against a larger...

Ancient Greek “Nestor’s Cup” Contained Remains of Three People

An ancient grave with a Nestor's Cup that was believed to contain the remains of a child has now been found to be the burial place of three adults. Ancient Greeks normally buried their loved ones in pithoi, large pottery...

Greece to Demand Return of Parthenon Marbles from Liz Truss

Greece will seek to strike an agreement with new British Prime Minister Liz Truss over the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview published Sunday with The Sunday Times. “At a time when...

Ancient Inscription Touts Benefits of Greek Philosophy of Epicureanism

The benefits of the ancient Greek philosophy of Epicureanism are touted in an inscription discovered recently at a remote site in Turkey. The inscription, a quote from the Second century AD philosopher Diogenes, exhorts readers to follow Epicureanism, the way...

The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths in Greek mythology. Until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace...