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Ancient Greek Laws Against Tyrants

Ancient Greek laws against tyrants is a very fine subject to explore. Ancient Greece is known for its emerging democracy, many of which sentenced them to death. Scholarly observers have defined classical Athens as a direct democracy. Some have quarrelled...

Ancient Pyramid Found in Greece Sparks Controversy

There is no other controversy like the one on the Ancient pyramid discovered in Greece. Ancient Greek history often stimulates meaningful debate. How many views are there for instance on the Hellinikon or the controversy surrounding the ancient Greek...

Multiverse: An Idea as Old as Ancient Greece

Multiverse is an idea as old as that of the Ancient Greeks themselves—one that in its longevity has recently become the movie fantasy of modern times perhaps because people have always believed that ours was not the only universe....

Mystery of the Ancient Greek Paestum Swimmer Solved, Says German Archaeologist

A German archeologist has allegedly solved the mystery of the ancient Greek Paestum swimmer. The debate has endured for years about the possible interpretations of the fresco. Yet Tonio Höschler, a Professor Emeritus of Classical Archeology at the Ruprecht...

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...

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...

Battle of Gaugamela: When Alexander the Great Conquered Persia

On October 1, 331 BC, Alexander the Great's army defeated the Persian army led by Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela to complete the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire. It was an extraordinary victory achieved against a larger...

Ancient Greek Athletes Who Defined the Olympic Games

Ancient Greek Olympians left their mark on history, with many of their accomplishments recorded by the greatest historians of the times.

Athens’ Acropolis Museum Reopens to the World

The director of Athens' Acropolis Museum said that the Museum is looking forward to reopening its gates to the public on Friday, May 14.