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Turkey: Ancient Greek Theater Found in Magarsos

Archaeologists have unearthed the glorious amphitheater of the ancient Greek city of Magarsos (currently named Kataras) in Turkey. The ancient theater is located in the southern province of Adana, while Magarsos is one of the ancient Greek cities that was not able...

Greek Director Teaches Sophocles’ Tragedy to Women in Afghanistan

“Playing with Fire” is a new documentary by Greek director and actress Anneta Papathanassiou who decided to teach Sophocles' ancient Greek tragedy Antigone to women in Afghanistan. The documentary was shot one year ago in Kabul and depicts the lives of women...

Ancient Greek Drama Inspires Contemporary Art

People used to say that ancient Greek drama has inspired contemporary primary artistic creations in more than one occasion. Since May 3, Julian Anderson’s first opera, “Thebans” is being presented at London’s Coliseum, by the English National Opera. Anderson...

10 of the Most Significant Writers of Ancient Greece

It is common knowledge that the foundation of western society derives from ancient Greece and more specifically from scripts of the ancient Greek scientist and philosophers whose writings have survived more or less complete. Listed below are ten ancient...

Ancient Greek History is Revived at Henlow Academy

Henlow Academy usually organizes Living History days for its pupils, in which children learn about different cultures and the great history of different civilizations, through a very realistic experience. On Wednesday, the 9th of October, for the 6th consecutive...

A Greek Gift Guide for Christmas

You cannot really celebrate Christmas without giving to your beloved ones gifts and cards, smaller or bigger presents aiming just to put a smile on their faces. The festive mood of the twelve days of the holiday season may...

16th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama Begins in Cyprus

For those living or vacationing this month in Cyprus, now is a good time to experience an abundance of Ancient Greek drama performances. The 16th Annual International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama began in Limassol last week and runs until...

Renowned Greek Actor and Theatre Director Thymios Karakatsanis Passes Away

Thymios Karakatsanis, one of Greece's most beloved actors and directors of ancient Greek plays, died on Saturday, June 30th at the age of 72. The famous actor had for years faced complications brought on by diabetes, which had worsened...

British BFI Features Ancient Greek Tragedy Films

British BFI - England's most important cinematographic organization - has planned a feature on ancient Greek tragedies. This June, BFI will present 10 ancient tragedies shooted by some English TV producers from the late 1950s through 1990. All these movies...

Ancient Greek Jewels To Be Auctioned At Christie’s in London

Many ancient Greek and Byzantine golden jewels – whose origins are unknown – are to be sold at an auction in London, on April 26 at Christie’s Auction House. Among the priceless artifacts is the golden myrtle wreath illustrated...