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Why Spartan Men Had Long Hair

In ancient Greece, hair was an important indicator of class and place of origin. Notably,  Spartan men were known for their long, flowing hair, which became linked to the ancient warriors in antiquity. While many would not associate long, beautiful...

Socrates’ Wisest and Most Inspiring Quotes

Socrates, famous for his wise and inspiring quotes, died as he lived—hated by most Athenians but much beloved by his students. He was condemned to prison and death by poison in 399 BC for corrupting Athenian youth and rejecting...

The Ancient Greek Battle of Thermopylae Honored in Ireland

One does not normally equate Ancient Greece with Ireland, but there is a small Moravian Church with a small garden in an even smaller village named Kilwarlin, where the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE has been honored. Basil Patras...

Ancient Greek Art of Medicine Still Practiced in Today’s India

The Ancient Greeks gifted India numerous things, including architecture, sculpture, coins, amazing food, and the Greek language and script. However, one of the greatest gifts was the ancient Greek art of medicine, or "Unani" as Indians refer to it. The...

Dispilio Tablet, The Earliest Written Text Discovered in Greece

Even though archaeology claims that writing was invented in Sumer between 3,000 and 4,000 BC, a tablet that contradicted this perception was found in 1993 in Dispilio in the northern Greek province of Kastoria. The Dispilio Tablet is a wooden...

The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths in Greek mythology. Until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace...

Greek City of Klazomenai Was The Ceramic Center Of The Ancient World

Unique Ancient Greek ceramic figures along with a 2,500-year-old type of water-basin used for rituals (perirrhanterion-περιρραντήριο) have been discovered during excavations in the Ancient Greek city of Klazomenai, which was the center of ceramic production in the Urla district...

Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals

A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient  Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh in front of a small boy. This means that football, albeit in a primitive form,...

The Ancient Greek Origins of Wreaths

Wreaths, now commonly used as home decorations, bohemian headpieces, or even Snapchat filters have their origins in ancient Greece and have had a symbolic meaning in Western culture for over two thousand years. Since antiquity, the circular or horseshoe shaped...

The Day the Venetians Blew Up the Parthenon

On this day, September 26, 1687, the Parthenon of Acropolis in Athens faced a severe blow and was partly destroyed by Francesco Morosini, the leader of the Venetian army, who, as part of the Morean War, led an expedition...