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Six Ancient Greek Aphrodisiacs Available Everywhere Today

Ancient Greeks were big believers in aphrodisiacs and ancient love potions and used a variety of fruits, herbs, and other foods in their concoctions. The word "aphrodisiac" itself comes from the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Those looking to...

How the Ancient Greeks Celebrated the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, or the longest day of the year, was celebrated by ancient cultures across the world, including the Ancient Greeks. In fact, celebrations of the longest day of the year go all the way back to the Stone...

Ancient Greeks’ Love for Their Dogs

Ancient Greeks had a great love and respect for their dogs, cherishing them as companions, protectors, and hunters, as evidenced by several dog tombstones discovered over the centuries. The most well-known story about the relationship between ancient Greeks and their...

Greece Vs Persia: When the Ancient Empires Destroyed Athens and Persepolis

The so-called Ionian Revolt was the beginning of a series of events and war reprisals between Ancient Greeks and the Persians, which lasted for almost two centuries. By Dimosthenes Vasiloudis Around 540 BC, the cities of Ionia (Aegean coast of Asia...

How Ancient Greeks, Romans Controlled the Spread of Disease

Ancient Greeks and Romans got a surprising number of things right about how disease spreads and the importance of airflow for public health.

The Real Face of Aristotle? Artist Reconstructs Ancient Greeks

Italian artist Alessandro Tomasi has reconstructed the faces of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and statesmen using statues and busts kept in various museums around the world as reference. Tomasi, who is based in Florence, has gained thousands of followers...

Spells, Charms, Erotic Dolls: Love Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome

The practice of magic with spells, charms, erotic dolls was widespread in ancient Greece and Rome. Although it was discouraged and sometimes even punished in antiquity, it thrived all the same. Authorities publicly condemned it but tended to ignore...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?

Surviving images on countless works of art, including pottery, frescoes, wine cups, and sculptures, frequently depict ancient Greeks reclining on one side to eat and drink at a symposium. The habit of reclining to dine in ancient Greece began at...

What Did India Learn from the Ancient Greeks?

The interaction of the two great ancient civilizations of Greece and India began with the invasion of Alexander the Great in 326 BC.