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The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides' historical account, History of the Peloponnesian War, is considered a classic, as well as being one of the earliest known history books.

Ancient Greek Jar From 2,300 Years Ago Holds Curse Against 55 People

Archaeologists believe that a 2,300-year-old jar from Ancient Greece containing chicken bones was likely used as part of a curse on 55 people.

Severed Limbs and Wooden Feet: How Ancients Invented Prosthetics

An early mention of an ancient prosthetic comes from the Greek historian Herodotus, who tells the story of Hegesistratus, an Ancient Greek diviner who cut off his own foot to escape his Spartan captors—and replaced it with a wooden...

10 Things Most People Get Wrong About Greek Mythology

Ironically, Greek Mythology is itself the subject of many myths that are widely believed by many people around the world.

Pausanias, Cultural Geographer of Ancient Greece

Untold stories recounting the glories of Ancient Greece were written by Pausanias, who lived in the second century AD.

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Its Connection to the Present

Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the greatest stories of philosophy. It allows us to understand how the Greek philosopher perceived the world in ancient times. The tale involves a metaphorical explanation, in which the human being is...

Ancient Greek Shields Struck Fear Into Enemy

As far back as the eighth century BC, the ancient Greeks had invented a large, round shield, or aspis that became an essential part of warfare

What Ancient Greeks Taught US About Taking Risks

The ancient Greek approach to risk teaches us lessons that men and women had to endure in their time and compare them to modern life.

Travel to Greece’s Majestic Evia Island

Evia island is one of the most beautiful in Greece, yet it is not advertised like its more glamorous siblings in the Aegean