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Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Iliad

A central idea in the Iliad - a poetic work by Homer focused on the war for Troy - is the inevitability of death. The poem held a special place in antiquity, and has resonated throughout the millennia since. By Chris Mackie Homer’s Iliad is usually thought...

“Telosa” the Billionaire-Backed Utopian City Inspired by Aristotle

Billionaire Marc Lore, the former head of Walmart.com, has announced his plan to create the "utopian" city of Telosa by 2050. Lore, who was the CEO of Walmart's US e-commerce between 2016 and 2021, resigned from the mega-retailer in order...

Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what were the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably used till today. The Alarm Clock of...

The Ancient Greek Origins of Werewolves

The oldest trace of man-to-wolf transformation dates back to 2100 BC. But the werewolf as we now know it first appeared in ancient Greece. By Tanika Koosmen The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or...

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...

Illegal Trade in Antiquities is the Scourge of Millennia

The looting of artifacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. To combat this illicit traffic in antiquities it is necessary to have a comprehensive international strategy, which allows once and for all to stop...

Are Greek Letters Like Alpha or Zeta Trademark Protected?

We frequently see letters of the Greek alphabet used across culture. Everything from fraternities and sororities to variants of COVID-19 don names from the Greek alphabet. Although the letters of the Greek alphabet are thousands of years old and...

Ancient Greek General Archytas was Founder of Mathematical Mechanics

Archytas of Tarentum, who was born around the year 435 BC in what is now Taranto, Apulia, Italy, was another in a long line of brilliant polymaths from Ancient Greece, a noted military general and strategist who also made his mark...

Ancient Fortress at Aigosthena in West Attica Now Fully Restored

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 after...

The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes

When you are searching for an inspirational quote, look no further than ancient Greek philosophers. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization as we know it today. Some of the best quotes of...