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Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world were, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably still used today. Plato's Alarm...

Ancient Greek Mathematical Formula Reveals Cutest Dog Breeds

An ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio that was used to identify "physical perfection" was recently adopted by pet experts to identify the cutest dog breeds. The mathematical equation, that compares the measurements, ratios, and symmetry of facial...

The True Date of the Trojan War

By Caleb Howells The Trojan War was one of the most significant and famous events in Greek history at least, as far as the ancient Greeks themselves were concerned. For this reason, the ancient historians were very concerned with establishing...

Strange Sexual Practices of the Ancient Greeks

The Ancient Greeks are known for their advancements in philosophy, politics, art, literature, and many more, but the ancient people also had a number of sexual practices that may be considered strange today. The Greeks viewed sex and sexuality differently...

The Magic of Creating Replicas of Ancient Greek Masterpieces

A workshop in Athens produces the only officially-certified replicas of ancient Greek masterpieces which are later sold at the country's archaeological sites, monuments, and museums. The exact copies of the most iconic pieces of ancient Greek art are made by...

Love Like The Ancient Greeks: The Six Types of Love

From passionate desire and romantic intimacy to family emotional closeness, there are many definitions of the relative concept of love. By Roman Krznaric What is love? In all truth, there is not one single answer to this question and this is...

The Amazons Could Have Existed in Ancient Greece

The fierce, fearsome, war-loving female warriors known as Amazons existed in ancient Greece, according to American historian Adrienne Mayor. The Stanford University historian's book The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, reveals that such women...

Ancient Greek “School Yearbook” Discovered on Stone

An ancient Greek inscription on a marble slab discovered in storage at a Scottish museum earlier in the week is a “graduate school yearbook” with a list of Greek names, historians say. Experts analyzed the stone, which has been stored...

Priceless Ancient Greek Artifacts in Ukraine “Looted by Russia”

Officials in Ukraine say that Russia has looted a number of museums and has removed valuable exhibits, including ancient Greek gold artifacts given by the Greeks to the Scythians. The Scythians were a nomadic people that founded a rich, powerful...

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.