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Trojan War: Unveiling the Truth About Warfare in Homer’s Iliad

The Iliad, composed by Homer in c. 650 BCE, is a cornerstone of ancient Greek literature and contains numerous descriptions of warfare. For many years, scholars argued that its portrayal of warfare in the Trojan War comes from accurately preserved...

The Metal Artist Bringing Ancient Greek Armors Back to Life

The heroes of Greek history and mythology are inseparable from the impressive suits of armor they wore into battle. It is impossible to imagine Achilles without the armor that was crafted for him by Hephaestus, or the military saints...

Ancient Greeks Invented World’s First Telecommunications Device

The hydraulic telegraph, invented by the ancient Greeks, had the capacity to send long-distance messages as early as the fourth century BC. The ingenious apparatus is dubbed as the world's first telecommunications device. It was designed for military purposes by...

Espionage in Ancient Greece

For as long as there has been war, there has been a need to reveal the enemy's ends, ways, and means. This was no less true in ancient Greece where generals and statesmen relied on espionage to reveal the...