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The Ancient Greek Roots of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks every year for what we have and for a bountiful harvest. This is something that the...

Ancient Greeks Invented World’s First Telecommunications Device

The hydraulic telegraph, invented by the ancient Greeks, had the capacity to send long-distance messages as early as the fourth century BC. The ingenious apparatus...

Ancient Greek Anthesteria Festival Celebrated at Art Exhibition

Greek god Dionysos is honored in Anthesteria, an art exhibition inspired by the three-day festival celebrating nature and wine in ancient Athens

Sappho, the Ancient Greek Poet

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her...

Eos, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Dawn

Eos, the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, with her abode the sky, was perhaps the most resplendent of all the beings in the Greek pantheon.

Ancient Greek Story of Antigone Warns Against Sin of Pride

The story from Greek mythology of Antigone and Polynices is a cautionary tale about the sin of pride and how like so many other...

The Most Important Ancient Greek Colonies in History

The first ancient Greek colonies were established as early as the 8th century BC, while wide colonization continued through the 5th

How Ancient Greeks Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient...

‘Romeyka’ The Ancient Greek Dialect Spoken in Northern Turkey

Romeyka is a dialect of Greek spoken in the region of Trabzon (Trapezounta) and Pontus, around Turkey's Black Sea coast. Researchers say it bears...

What Did Ancient Greeks and Vikings Have in Common

The main thing that ancient Greeks and Vikings had in common was their love of the sea. Both were seafaring peoples, yet the former...