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Ancient Greek Women Held Their Own Olympic Games

The ancient Heraean Games was a sporting event exclusively for women, in honor of the Greek goddess Hera done every four years.

What Were the Ancient Greek Dark Ages?

Ancient Greece was a civilization full of activity. Right from as early as 1600 BC Greece was full of impressive buildings, signs of powerful kings, and a literate priestly class. However, this era of Greek history is separated from...

Did the Ancient Macedonians Participate in the Greek Olympic Games?

For many centuries, the ancient Macedonians lived on the fringes of the Greek world far removed from the prominent city-states of the south. For this reason, many have called their status as Greeks into question. Famously, only the Greeks...

The First Ever Cheesecake Was Served to Ancient Greek Olympic Athletes

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

Women in Ancient Sparta

The educated, powerful, noble women of Ancient Sparta enjoyed far more freedom and independency than in any other Greek city-state. Conversely, women in other regions of ancient Greece frequently faced significant limitations on their rights, including the absence of voting...

Will Greece Ever Be Permanent Home to Olympic Games?

As the originator or the games, perhaps it is time for Greece to insist that Greece become the permanent home for the Olympic games.

Seven+1 Ancient Olympic Habits We Won't Miss

Since the first Olympic Games in 753BC until today, many things have changed. At first, the Olympics lasted one day only and featured one event: a short sprint. Later on, more sports were added and the Games lasted more days,...

“Ancient Greek Olympic Games Were Totally Corrupted” Says British Documentary

The documentary 'The Ancient Greek Olympics' broadcast by British Channel 4 shows a different view of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, clearly more corrupt and more 'hot' than what comes to mind when modern people think about the...