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The Ancient Greek Tribe of Aetolians That Defeated Alexander’s Army

The Aetolians were an ancient Greek tribe of hardened hillmen that managed to defeat the mighty army of Alexander the Great

Movie on Homer’s Odyssey Starring Ralph Fiennes Shot in Greece

An epic movie based on Homer's ancient Greek classic, 'The Odyssey' is in a post-production phase after it wrapped up filming on the Ionian island of Corfu in the spring. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as his...

How Homer’s Epics Survived After the Fall of the Ancient Greek World

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were the two epics that brought the ideas of Greek civilization to the world and served as the foundation of Western literature. Both works were composed in the late eighth or early seventh century BC. They...

Statue of Greek Goddess Aphrodite Uncovered in Turkey

A statue of the goddess Aphrodite was uncovered recently during excavations carried out in the Ancient Greek city of Amastris in today's Turkey. The statue, found three meters below the surface was originally thought to depict a nymph (water fairy)....

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.

Pyrrhichios: The Ancient Greek War Dance

Pyrrhichios was the ancient Greek war dance that originated from the mythical Couretes deities, who danced to save the newborn Zeus from the hands of Cronus. The ancient Greek war dance has survived through the ages. It can be traced...

The Ex-Slave Who Authored a Greek Language Book

William Sanders Scarborough was an African-American, emancipated slave who authored a Greek textbook. His First Lessons in Greek was written in 1881. The textbook offered Greek to English and English to Greek language practice as well as exercises on...

Euandria: The Ancient Greek Strength and Beauty Contest for Men

Male beauty and strength were highly valued by the ancient Greeks, as evidenced by sculptures and other works of art, and were celebrated at a special beauty pageant known as Euandria. In ancient Greek, the word "euandria" (manliness) referred to...

The Rod of Asclepius: The Symbol of Medicine from Ancient Greece

The Rod of Asclepius remains a symbol of health and medicine around the world to this day. Asclepius was a demi-god son of Apollo, who developed such incredible powers of healing that his Rod continues to be a famous...

Ancient Greek Philosophers Brought to Life by AI

Ancient Greek scientists and philosophers are brought back to life and tell their stories in this captivating video produced through Artificial Intelligence (AI). Equator AI created the video using the latest artificial intelligence technology to bring these great thinkers to...