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How the Greeks of India Taught Astronomy to the World

The Horoscopy of the Greeks, known as "Yavanajataka," was composed around 270 A.D.. This text had a phenomenal influence on later Indian astrology and astronomy; the Greek origin of this treatise is reflected by its title since Greeks are...

Ancient Greece’s Antidote to War Was Theater and Sports

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Its Connection to the Present

Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the greatest stories of philosophy. It allows us to understand how the Greek philosopher perceived the world in ancient times. The tale involves a metaphorical explanation, in which the human being is...

Alepotrypa Cave in Greece Is One of Largest Neolithic Sites in Europe

Alepotrypa Cave, located in the Peloponnese in Greece, is home to one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Located in the rugged area of Mani, the cave is part of the Caves of Diros complex. It was inhabited...

Thespis of Icaria: The Ancient Greek That Invented Acting

Aristotle of Ancient Greece gave much to human history. Yet, that legacy includes far more than just philosophy, for the famed polymath gifted us Thespis of Icaria as well, a name that might otherwise have been forgotten. Two hundred years...

Platonic Love: The Concept of Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love is...

The Argead Dynasty: Family of Alexander the Great

The Argead Dynasty was the Macedonian royal house and family of Alexander the Great who ruled the kingdom of Macedon from the 7th century to 310 BC. Under Argead rule, Macedon flourished and eventually became the preeminent power on the Greek...

Unknown Greek Gods You May Not Have Heard Of

Greek mythology is full of unknown gods that remained in the shadows of the more well-known ones, such as Zeus, Ares, or the patroness of hunting, Artemis. They did not spend their days on Olympus, and relatively little was known...