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Ancient Greek Spells and Charms for the Hapless in Love

By Adam Parker, PhD Candidate in Classical Studies, The Open University. Valentine’s Day is not all love hearts and roses for everyone. For the hapless in love, the day can be a yearly reminder of failed romances, unrequited love and...

Finding Your Soulmate, the Ancient Greek Way

By Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in Plato’s Symposium. Not only did early humans have both sets of...

Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens Gets a Makeover

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is getting a makeover in what is seen as the single most difficult and important maintenance project in recent years in the Greek capital. The first 17-meter (55.7 foot) tall column at the...

Fox Announces New Comedy Set in Ancient Greece

Fox Entertainment recently announced its development of an animated comedy series set in ancient Greece, slated to be released in the Spring of 2022. The series, which Michael Thorn, the president of Fox Entertainment calls an "incredibly irreverent family comedy,"...

Greek Gods and Mortals Come to Life in Terracotta Figurines

A new archaeological discovery in Turkey resulted in the unearthing of dozens of terracotta figurines depicting ancient Greek gods, men, women, and animals. The artifacts, which are over 2,000 years old, were found in the ancient town of Myra, which...

How Molon Labe is Distorted by QAnon and the Gun Lobby

By Dean Argiris As Greeks we all know the story. My maternal papou was a proud Spartan and so the story of King Leonidas and his 300 personal guards was akin to a bedtime story for me. It got to the...

Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

Exquisite Ancient Greek Earring One of Treasures at Boston Museum

An exquisite ancient Greek earring, now housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, still dazzles its admirers fully 2,300 years after it was expertly crafted from pure gold. And it is in good company at Boston's Museum...

The Mystery Over the Ancient Greek Masterpieces Recovered Off Italy

The mystery over two magnificent ancient Greek statues remains almost half a century since the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August 1972. To this day, archaeologists and other scientists have been...

Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...