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The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

How the Ancient Greeks Measured Time Shows What they Valued

The ancient Greeks measured time in part because human beings have felt the need to track the passage of their hours and days since time immemorial, prompted certainly by the need to plant things at the appropriate time, on...

Who Beheaded the Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style." The statue’s torso was found in 1865 to 1866 southeast...

Missing Ancient Greek Inscriptions Solved by Artificial Intelligence

Ancient Greek historians have now an artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help decipher texts. Being a scholar in ancient Greek is difficult. The primary texts, on stone that may have been chipped and weathered through time, are frequently damaged beyond...

The Superfood that Fueled Alexander the Great

Sea buckthorn berries have been used in traditional medicine throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe for centuries.

Corfu, Homer’s Odyssey and Odysseus’ Petrified Ship

Odysseus' ship, which took him home from Corfu to Ithaka, turned to rock according to legend. Where might Odysseus have washed ashore in Corfu during his Odyssey? By Mike Millard Long before moving to Corfu, when I was a child growing...

Exploring South Korea’s Greek Mythology Museum

The island of Jeju in South Korea is home to the Greek Mythology Museum where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the Greek gods. The museum itself is modeled after classical Greek architecture, featuring a row of columns...

Decoding Linear A, the Writing System of the Ancient Minoans

Linear A, a writing system that was used by the ancient Minoans from 1800 to 1450 BC, has never been fully decrypted. Used in governmental and religious writings of the Minoan Civilization, the script has intrigued and frustrated experts for centuries. Now,...

The Greek Origin of the Ancient City of Troy

The Trojan War is one of the most famous events in Greek mythology. It was a mighty, ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. But what many people do not know is that Troy itself is actually Greek...

UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature

Universities in the United Kingdom have reportedly placed "trigger warnings" on ancient Greek tragedies, as well as Shakespeare, Beowulf, and others. British university staff has attached trigger warnings to warn students about upsetting materials which may appear in classical works...

The Last Great General of Ancient Greece

Alexander the Great, Philip of Macedon, Themistocles, Leonidas, Lysaner, Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Pericles are all names that stir in the popular imagination when the discussion turns to the greatest military leaders of ancient Greece. However, one name is missing...

Which Tragic Greek Figure Are You? The Quiz That’s Gone Viral

The quiz "Which tragic Greek figure are you?" has taken the internet by storm recently as thousands are sharing their results as to which Greek figure they'd be according to their personality. The test is on a site called uQuiz...

Plato’s Magic Ring Allegory and the Lord of the Rings

Few people would be quick to draw a connection between Plato and The Lord of the Rings, authored by epic high fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien. However, the ancient Greek philosopher's hypothetical Ring of Gyges bears some striking...

Museum to Host Part of 300,000 Antiquities of Thessaloniki

A museum that will host part of the antiquities discovered during the excavations of the Thessaloniki metro will be created at the Fountain metro station, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced at the weekend. The metro works uncovered more than...

The Mystery Structure on Top of Athens’ Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated the first among the Gods, is the most magnificent monument in Athens, other than the Acropolis.