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Mock Socrates Trial Held 2,500 Years Later

Almost 2,500 years later, the trial of Socrates is about to be repeated. This time Socrates is acquitted in a historical trial which is not a re-enactment but a modern perspective based on the current legal framework supplemented with...

Researcher Claims Ancient Greeks Made It to America Before Columbus

It may sound unbelievable but a Greek-Canadian scientist is stating that the Ancient Greeks may have reached America years before the Spanish Seafarer Columbus did. Researcher of Aegean Scripts, Dr. Minas Tsikritsis, in the text by Plutarch “On the Apparent Face...

Major Libraries to Digitize Ancient Greek Manuscripts

Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Vatican's Biblioteca Apostolica have announced the digitization of 1.5 million ancient texts and medieval books after receiving funds from the Polonsky Foundation. Among the material to be available online are Greek manuscripts and 15th and...

The 33rd Annual LA Weekly Theater Awards Takes on Greek Theme

Τhe 33rd LA Weekly Theatre Awards, the annual critics' awards established in 1979 by the LA Weekly for outstanding achievements in small theatre productions in Southern California, were presented this year under the theme of the first ancient Greek Awards held in...

Empúries: The Ancient Greek Town of Spain

The most western ancient Greek colony documented in the Mediterranean is revealing its secrets through the development of a Document Centre on Greek trade and presence in Iberia, according to the creators of the Iberia Graeca centre. Empúries, formerly known...

Controversial New Book About Greeks Being First Settlers of New Zealand

A new 378-page book to be released this weekend is causing a series of debates on the issue of the first settlers of New Zealand. According to the authors of the book, Maxwell C. Hill, Gary Cook and Noel Hilliam,...

The Secrets of the Temple of Demeter Found in Ancient Greek Ruins In Russia

The discovery of the Temple of Demeter, that was found in ancient Greek ruins in Taman of South Russia last spring, has become the centre of attention among archaelogists and experts. According to the news website 'greek.ruvr.ru',  it is assumed that...

Australian Students Visit Greece to Study Ancient Greek Culture

A new 3 week long educational programme allows Australian university students to visit Greece, in order to study and immerse themselves in the ancient Greek culture and its legacy. In cooperation with the Australian Archaeological Institute of Athens, the students...

Play Based on Ancient Greek Tragedy Will Premiere in Toronto

The Canadian Stage will present Cruel and Tender, a provocative play by Britain’s Martin Crimp. Directed by filmmaker Atom Egoyan, this searing drama is based on an ancient Greek tragedy, but is set against the backdrop of today’s war...

Non Greek-born Students Excel In Learning Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language is still being taught in some of Australia's high schools. Surprisingly, the majority of the small number of students following this course are not Greek-born. Every year, at the VCE exams in Victoria, the best results...