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The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful and often deadly forces despite the fact that Greek...

What Did Ancient Greeks and Vikings Have in Common

The main thing that ancient Greeks and Vikings had in common was their love of the sea. Both were seafaring peoples, yet the former were traders and explorers, while the latter were mostly plunderers. In regards to Greek versus Norse...

How Ancient Greeks Harnessed Wind Power to Win the Battle of Salamis

New research from the Academy of Athens argues that the Greeks actually chose Salamis after studying the area's climactic conditions.

The Ancient Greek General who Saved Athens from Persians

The life of the great Athenian general Themistocles is well known, as the low-born leader was lauded even in his time for his brilliance.

Archeological Finds Shed Light on Ancient Greek Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, fought between the Persians and a vastly outnumbered Greek force in September of 480 BC, is considered by many historians to be one of the most decisive in history, and much archeological evidence found there...

Battle of Plataea: The Decisive Victory Against Persia that Saved Greece

The Battle of Plataea was the final battle of the second Persian invasion of Greece with  the victory of the allied Greek forces putting an end to the Persian ambitions

The Fascinating History of Ancient Greek Messengers

The recognizable and contemporary form of the Greek post may trace its origins back to the depths of ancient Greek history. In total, generally-speaking, the history of the postal service is several millennia old. For the first time, a postal...

How the Mines of Laurion Changed Ancient Athens and the World

Just 50 kilometers south of Athens, between Thoricus and Cape Sounion, lies the mines of Laurion. Silver, copper, lead have been mined there.

Greece Begins Celebrations For 2500-Year Anniversary of Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis

An event marking the 2500-year anniversary since the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC began in Athens on Wednesday and was attended by both the country's President and Prime Minister. A series of events called...

Greek Archaeologists Make Major Discovery at Battle of Salamis Site

Marine archaeologists are announcing that they have discovered underwater artifacts at the site of a building where the naval battle of Salamis was fought in the Saronic Gulf in 480 B.C. This major discovery was made during excavation work approximately...