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Map of the World as Herodotus — The Father of History — Knew It

Herodotus, the Greek historian who is known as "The Father of History," gave the world such detailed knowledge of the world as it was known to the ancient Greeks that we can create a map showing all the peoples,...

Pheidippides’ Real Marathon Was a Punishing 300 Miles

Why is the ancient Greek man Pheidippides, the greatest runner in world history, after whose exploits the concept of the marathon was created, remembered for running the 25 miles from Marathon to Athens rather than the distance from Athens to...

Ancient Greece’s First Detective Returns

Gary Corby is an esteemed Australian author whose series of four books about ancient Greece has become a great hit. In the latest installment of the series, “The Marathon Conspiracy,” protagonist Nicolaos, ancient Greece’s first detective, is faced with...