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Lamia, the Man-Devouring Goddess of Greek Mythology

Lamia, one of the lesser-known demons in Greek mythology, is a bit of a shapeshifter, known as a man-eating monster.

The Demons of Ancient Greece

In ancient Greek the word demon (δαίμων) - also spelled daemon - had several meanings, the main one being he who dispenses fate

Othonoi Island: The Beautiful Westernmost Point of Greece

At the junction of two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic, there is a beautiful island that is known as the westernmost point of Greece. It was also famous for being Calypso's island in Greek mythology. Located northwest of...

Was Homer Real?

Homer was one of the most important figures in ancient Greece. His contribution to ancient Greek culture was immense, due to his two most famous poems - the Iliad and the Odyssey. To the ancient Greeks, the works of Homer were...

Ancient Greek Quotes Inscribed on Famous Global Landmarks

Ancient Greek inscriptions appear on some of the most prominent buildings in the world. Whether on the entrance of a historical Western European library or a prestigious American university, one can see them everywhere. When our eye meets these inscriptions,...

Ancient Greek Heroes’ Busts Adorn Village in Turkey

Homer's Ancient Greek Poem Iliad has inspired the citizens of a small village in Turkey to install busts of the Trojan war heroes on their main square. Tevfikiye, is located 1 km away from the archaeological site of ancient...

What Did Aristotle Teach Alexander the Great?

When philosopher Aristotle was summoned to teach young Alexander the Great, it was a tutorage that helped shape the course of Greek civilization

Why Walking Barefoot Is Good for You

Orthopedists argue that walking barefoot makes for stronger and more flexible feet, fewer deformities, while it enhances mobility as well

The Ancient Greek Lexicon Published After 23 Years in the Making

Cambridge University Press has recently published the Cambridge Greek Lexicon after twenty-three years of work by the university's classics faculty. The group was led by the lexicon's editor-in-chief, James Diggle, a professor at Queens College who taught Greek and Latin...

What Were the Isles of the Blessed in Greek Mythology?

Greek mythology features many strange and fantastical locations. One such location was a group of islands known as the Isles of the Blessed. They feature in many ancient Greek records. What do these records tell us? And were the...