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The Horse in Ancient Athens: Symbol and Source of Inspiration in Art

A new art and science exhibition entitled "Horse: The Horse in Ancient Athens" will open on January 20 at the American School of Classical Studies. The exhibition will explore both relics and artifacts of horses from ancient Greece-- including a...

Who Beheaded The Kritios Boy, the Masterpiece of Ancient Greek Art?

The Kritios Boy, a statue displayed at the Acropolis Museum is one of the most important works of ancient Greek art and the most characteristic of the so-called "Severe Style". The statue’s torso was found in 1865-1866 southeast of the...

The Battle of Marathon Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

In September of the year 490 BC, just 42 km outside of Athens, an army of brave Greeks saved their city from the invading Persian army.

Spectacular 3D Video Depicts Ancient Athens as Never Seen Before

A spectacular 3D video reconstruction of ancient Athens in the late 5th century BC takes the viewer over the city pinpointing its monuments, markets, temples, and neighborhoods. The video made by Ancient Athens 3D and released in November presents the...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

The tales of ancient Greece remind the public that leaders must be able to plan for the future based on what happened in the past, examples are evidenced during their performance in the great plagues. By Joel Christensen In the fifth...

The History of the Ancient Greek City of Thebes

The ancient Greek city of Thebes played a central role in the long pageant of Greek history; appearing in many of the age-old legends of Greek mythology, it was part of the Mycenaean civilization during the Bronze Age. Later becoming...

Shackled Greek Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are studying ancient Greek shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in 2016 in the port city of Faliro in order to understand the rise of the Athens city-state. Faliro cemetery is one of the largest such site that...

A Lesson in Immigration Policy from the Cradle of Democracy

Of all the ancient Greek cities, Athens was the most prominent. It was there that the main thinkers, philosophers and authors who contributed to the development of Western culture as we know it today lived and worked. By Alastair Blanshard Those...

Daily Life in Ancient Greece: What it Was Like to Live in Athens and Sparta

Life in ancient Athens and Sparta, although both in Greece, was so different that the city-states seem completely foreign to each other.

Gossip was a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

Gossip was a real tool in the hands of slaves who wanted to punish their masters if they had treated them badly in ancient Greece.