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Ptolemy’s Invention of the Astrolabe Measured Time and the Stars

The exact time, the positions to the stars and planets, and our exact location were known to ancient Greeks as well thanks to the astrolabe.

Lefkada Island: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

Ancient Greek Home Built with Recycled Glass

New research of a luxurious Ancient Greek home revealed it was built with recycled glass. Although this 5th century AD luxury villa was excavated and examined both in 1856 and in the 1990s, there continue to be secrets being revealed. An...

A Lesson in Immigration Policy from the Cradle of Democracy

Of all the ancient Greek cities, Athens was the most prominent. It was there that the main thinkers, philosophers, and authors who contributed to the development of Western culture as we know it today lived and worked. By Alastair Blanshard Those...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

VIP Seats in Pergamon Arena Set Apart for Rich, Famous

VIP seating, in the form of ornate stone seats with scrollwork and inscribed with the names of the rich and famous of the day were unearthed recently at the Roman arena at the site of the ancient Greek city...

Euripides’ Medea and Her Terrible Revenge Against the Patriarchy

Euripides’ dismissal by some as a misogynist sits uncomfortably alongside his complex and sympathetic female characters. By Paul Salmond The Athenian poet Euripides was the last of the three great Greek tragedians, after Aeschylus and Sophocles -- and also the least successful. Greek tragedies were...

The Imposing Ancient Fortress at Aigosthena West of Athens

The ancient Fortress of Aigosthena at Porto Germeno in West Attica built in the second half of the 4th century BC, is one of the most imposing ancient military installations in Greece. It has now been extensively and painstakingly restored...

The Story of Demeter and Persephone

Like many stories of Greek mythology, the Persephone’s descent into the realm of Hades, and her emergence from it has resonances in contemporary arts, most especially the notion of death and rebirth. By Chris Mackie  The student of Greek mythology is...

Much of US’ Architecture Inspired by Ancient Greece

In the 18th century, the US was a new country after winning its independence from the British, and US architecture needed to define itself.