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The History of Horses in Ancient Greece

Horses in Ancient Greece have always held particular significance, and they played an almost mythological role in its history. The ancient Greeks looked upon them as the noblest of creatures and, as such, they became a permanent feature of...

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest

Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Uncovered in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

Homer’s Iliad, the Story of the Trojan War

Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature—and many would say it is the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there. In...

What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with The Odyssey,...

The Trojan War: History or Myth?

The Trojan War as described magnificently in Homer's Iliad is so vivid that is considered by many as historical fact and not an epic poem

When Greek Hero Achilles Fell in Love with an Amazon

The famed ancient Greek hero Achilles was known as a fierce warrior, but the deeply emotional story of his love for the Amazon Queen Penthesilea is less well known. According to Greek mythology, Penthesilea was a strong and brave Amazonian...

Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

Anything is possible in the world of computer games – except women who fight, apparently. By Eve MacDonald One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic...

Why Is Achilles Never Greek in Hollywood?

There is a more important question to ask than why Greek warrior Achilles is portrayed by a black actor in the new "Troy" series. Most of you reading this have by now heard, and probably expressed a strong opinion on,...

Hollywood Bigwigs Give Thumbs Up for Black Greek Warrior Achilles (video)

Some of Hollywood's biggest directors and actors defended the controversial new Troy series where the mythological Greek warrior Achilles is played by black actor David Gyasi. Speaking exclusively to Greek Reporter from the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards,...