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Black Broth: What the Warriors of Ancient Sparta Ate

In ancient Greece, Sparta was famous for two things: the bravery of its warriors in battle and its atrocious food, says chef Max Miller who prepared the infamous black broth or melas zomos. During the communal daily meal, bread, called...

Stolen Sparta Warrior Helmet Recovered, Reinstalled

An iconic Spartan warrior helmet that had been stolen on Tuesday night from a monument in the historic city was recovered and reinstalled on Wednesday. The imposing helmet, symbolizing Sparta’s glorious past, had adorned the city until Tuesday when it disappeared. The...

August 480 BC: Leonidas' Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers is one of the greatest moments of Ancient Greece's history and provided great tales of...

Men Dressed as Spartan Warriors Detained in Beijing

Police in Beijing, China, detained two foreigners dressed as Spartan warriors who were roaming the city streets as part of a publicity campaign for a salad company. Beijing Youth Daily published a photograph showing police officers restraining the two men in...

Swedish Metal Band Praise Greece and October 28th in Song

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton wrote a song in which they glorify the "OXI" of Greeks to the Italian army and the bravery of Greeks through the ages, from Spartan Leonidas to the warriors of the Pindos mountains. The band,...

Spartan Warriors Take Over London Underground

Men dressed as Spartan warriors invaded the London Underground on October 2, pleasantly disrupting the tedious routine of public transportation. While less than 300 were present, the actors – who were part of the cast of “300: Rise of the Empire,” the...

Dramatic New Trailer for ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ Released

A brand new trailer for the Greek battle epic "300: Rise of an Empire" has been released, this time focusing more on the character of Artemesia (Eva Green) and the havoc she plans to wreak on Greece. The two-and-a-half minute...

Greece to Restore Ancient Sparta City Theater

After centuries of neglect, another important classical Greek monument, the theater of the city of Sparta, will be restored to its ancient splendor thanks to a joint project by the Greek ministry of culture and tourism, the Diazoma citizens'...