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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...

Hilarious Ancient Greek Beliefs and Traditions

Greeks are known to be philosophers and innovators. However, there is another side to the Greeks: the side where traditional beliefs, many of which are rooted in ancient times, overtake all sense of reason. Funniest and weirdest Greek beliefs and...

The Greek Origin of Zodiac Signs in Astrology

We all know our own astrological sign. But you might not have known that the origins of astrology link back to ancient Greek mythology, with every sign of the zodiac representing a Greek god, goddess or other important figure...

What Happened to the Venus de Milo’s Arms?

The Venus de Milo, also known as the Aphrodite of Milos, is one of the most famous sculptures to have ever come out of ancient Greece. It is immediately recognizable by its missing arms -- one of the greatest...

Leaders as Healers: Ancient Greek Ideas on the Health of the Body Politic

Ancient Greek philosophers including Plato likened civic leaders to doctors, creating a healthy society through balance and moderation. Those ideas feed into what we expect from leaders today. By Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides In the current health crisis, we might ask what needs to...