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Five Things the Ancient Greeks Can Teach Us About Medicine Today

Medicine has changed beyond recognition in the last 2,000 years. So why should we still care what the ancient Greeks thought of Western medicine? By Helen King The ancient Greeks are widely seen as having been the founders of Western medicine...

Sappho, the Ancient Greek Poet in Fragments

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.  By Marguerite Johnson For those who...

The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes

Ancient Greek philosophers from Aristotle to Socrates and Plato to Thales have been extensively quoted over the centuries. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization. Quotes of the most famous Greek philosophers Aristotle This quote is from one...

Ancient Greeks, Aboriginal Australians Saw Same Constellations

Many of the constellations we know in the night sky were named according to the myths of the ancient Greeks. But similar stories are told by those from many other cultures  on Earth, including those of Australia. By Duane W. Hamacher Look upon...

The Spartans: An Ancient War Machine

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Spartans were the indisputable military power in Greece. by Patrick Garner No city had warriors as fierce, disciplined, and proud. Unlike other Greeks, they did not live as individuals but as parts of a hive, or in...

The Myth of King Midas and His Golden Touch

It is common to hear the expression "like King Midas" to refer to people who make a lot of profit or enjoy great financial success in all their businesses. However, the origins of this expression come from a greedy...

How Ancient Greeks Nurtured Healthy, Glowing Skin

As admirers of beauty, ancient Greeks were putting great emphasis on healthy skin and they used natural substances to keep it clean and shiny

Liver: The Source of Emotions, According to Ancient Greeks

For the ancient Greeks the liver had an important role in divine and spiritual daily life: the liver was the center of the soul and the source of emotions.

Six Ancient Greek Aphrodisiacs Available Everywhere Today

Ancient Greeks were big believers in aphrodisiacs and ancient love potions and used a variety of fruits, herbs, and other foods in their concoctions. The word "aphrodisiac" itself comes from the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Those looking to...

How the Ancient Greeks Celebrated the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, or the longest day of the year, was celebrated by ancient cultures across the world, including the Ancient Greeks. In fact, celebrations of the longest day of the year go all the way back to the Stone...