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The True Date of the Trojan War

By Caleb Howells The Trojan War was one of the most significant and famous events in Greek history, at least as far as the ancient Greeks themselves were concerned. For this reason, the ancient historians were very concerned with establishing...

The Training of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian Army

The Macedonian army of King Philip II and Alexander the Great was renowned for its success in taking over the Persian empire

The Most Influential Cities of Bronze Age Greece

The Bronze Age in ancient Greece was a pivotal era that laid the foundation for the rich tapestry of Hellenic (Greek) civilization. A period marked by technological advancements, cultural achievements, and intricate social structures, the Bronze Age witnessed the...

Was the Parthenon of Acropolis Built With the Help of Slaves?

Generally speaking, the institution of slavery was an integral part of ancient Greece and the ancient world. In the strictly structured ancient Greek society, the thousands of slaves formed the base of the social pyramid and were often treated...

Priestesses Among Few Women With Status and Power in Ancient Greece

Life for women in most city states of Ancient Greece, was very difficult but ancient Greek priestesses had powers that gave them high status.

First Map of Known World Created by Ancient Greek Anaximander

The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a polymath, lending his prodigious talents to the realms of pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, geography,...

Bronze Age Minoan Ingots Are Evidence of Ancient Trade Links

Bronze Age Minoan ingots with unique markings that were recently discovered off the Israeli coast show vast trading links between Cyprus and Sardinia, archaeologists say. Dating back to the late Bronze age, approximately the 13th to the early 12th century...

Quince: Greece’s “Golden Apples” Have High Nutritional Value

Ancient Greeks called quince 'the golden apple', a fruit of high nutritional value and medicinal qualities that also symbolized love

Sappho, the Ancient Greek Poet

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...

Eos, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Dawn

Eos, the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, with her abode the sky, was perhaps the most resplendent of all the beings in the Greek pantheon.