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Ajax: Exploring the Anguish of War in Ancient Greece

Sophocles' tragedy Ajax, about a triumphant Greek hero of the Trojan War who was driven to suicide, powerfully explores the anguish of war

Top 10 Ideas for Halloween Costumes Based on Greek Mythology

Forget cats, witches, and skeletons -- figures from Greek mythology make the most impressive Halloween costumes. From frightening creatures, beautiful goddesses, and powerful heroes, ancient Greek myth provides all the inspiration you need for the best costume. With some creativity...

The Origin of the Name of the Greek Capital of Athens

The story of how Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, attained its current name is a foundational Greek myth. Unbeknownst to many, the city actually had several names throughout its 3,400 years of recorded history. The initial name...

Ancient Greek Gods Found in Israel

  A 2,300-year-old image depicting the birth of the Greek goddess Athena has been unearthed by scientists studying the remains of a Biblical site in Israel, local media have reported. The find in e-Tell, just north of the Sea of Galilee,...

Archaeologists Search for Traces of Ancient Temple of Athena in Turkey’s Manisa

Archaeologists have started excavation works in order to unearth the Temple of Athena in the ancient city of Aigai, in the Yuntdağı region of the province of Manisa, Turkey. According to Hurriyet Daily News, the Temple of Athena, in the...

German Playmobil Makes Greek Toy Gods for Children's Charity

Toymaking giant Playmobil has, for the first time, created Olympian gods Zeus and Athena inspired by Greek mythology. The figures are specifically for the Greek market with proceeds from the sales going toward the ELPIDA association of friends of...

Summer Solstice Celebrated by Ancient Religions

According to an article posted on the BBC, there are still many Greeks who follow Pre-Christian gods. For those, June 21, is considered as a very unique day. Many of them participate in the Prometheia festival, an event which honors...

TEI Patras Brouhaha Over Athena Project

Students at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Patras engaged in scuffles over disagreements concerning the government's so-called Athena project to consolidate colleges. It reportedly began when some assembly members refused to resign their positions. A large group of students...

The Final Athena Plan

The Ministry of Education announced the school departments that will continue to receive students next year as well as those departments which will start preparing to close down. The application of the education restructuring plan Athena will reduce departments and...

Greek Students Protest Education Reforms

Nearly Some 2,000 Greek university and technical college students protested outside Parliament on March 6 after Education Minister Constantinos Aravanitopoulos submitted the government’s plan for an overhaul of the system that allows students to stay in college without graduating...