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The Origin of the Etruscans: What Archaeological Evidence and Genetics Show

The Etruscans were a relatively enigmatic people who lived in ancient Italy. They dominated the central region of Italy from about 700 BCE until the rise of Rome and the southern Greek city-states. Due to the difficulties in translating...

Τhe British Legend of King Arthur Conquering Greece

According to legend, King Arthur was a powerful king ruling in Britain in the era just after the Romans left the island. One obscure tale speaks about the time when King Arthur conquered Greece. Is there any historical basis...

The Magical World of Wit and Wisdom of Ancient Greek Comedy

In the rich history of ancient Greek culture, comedy shines as a vibrant example of literature and theater that deeply shaped the world of art. Originating from the joyous celebrations in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility, and...

The Ten Most Beautiful Lakes in Greece

Lakes in Greece go under-appreciated because of the country's wealth of beaches and islands, but Greek lakes are surely enchanting and worth a visit!

Archestratus: The Ancient Greek Gourmand on the Secrets of Gastronomy

Archestratus, an ancient Greek poet and philosopher in the mid 4th century BCE from Sicily, is often referred to as the Father of Gastronomy.

Did the Spartans Throw Their Babies Off the Cliff?

The Spartans were renowned for being exceptionally fierce warriors (as famously depicted in the film 300). As can be expected, growing up as a Spartan was not always easy. Supposedly, according to some sources, the Spartans were so focused...

Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian Who Became a Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere—much less in China. But this is the surprising path the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999, when he...

The Chronicle of the Morea: Invaluable History of Medieval Greece

The Chronicle of the Morea (Greek: Τὸ χρονικὸν τοῦ Μορέως) is the history of 14th-century Greece, specifically the Peloponnese—once called the Morea—through the eyes of the Franks who ruled it at the time. More than 9,000 lines long, the Chronicle...

The Epic Clash of Centaurs and Humans in Greek Mythology

The Centauromachy was a mythical battle between the Lapith people, who were members of the ancient Greek tribe of Aeolians who lived in Thessaly, and the mythical centaurs—half-horse, half-man creatures in Greek mythology. Who were the Centaurs and the Lapiths? The...