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Petition to Cancel Netflix’s “Queen Cleopatra” Gains Over 60k Signatures

A petition calling for the cancellation of the Netflix documentary Queen Cleopatra has garnered over 62,000 signatures in just two days. The Netflix documentary, produced and narrated by Jada Pinket Smith, has been widely lambasted for its depiction of Cleopatra...

Learning the Greek Language in China

More and more students in China are learning Greek as around 10 universities offer Greek programs for undergraduate studies. By Xu Yan “The gorgeous Greek letters and enchanting scenery in Santorini drive me to learn Greek,” said Zisong Wen, a sophomore...

Peter Andre Taught His Children Greek so They Can Speak to Grandparents

Greek Cypriot singer and TV personality Peter Andre revealed recently he taught his children Greek so they can communicate with their grandparents. Andre, born Peter James Andrea in London, recalled the moment his mother chatted with his son. Writing in...

Rock Inscriptions in Greek Discovered on Mountain in Central Asia

Ancient Greek letters carved on rocks were recently discovered on a mountain in Tajikistan, a country in Central Asia. The engravings in Greek writing in the Bactrian region of that area reads, "ΕΙΔΙΗΛΟ Υ…ϸΑΟΝΑΝϸΑΕ ΟΟΗ-ΜΟ ΤΑΚ-ΤΟΕ," which translates to “This...

How Byzantine Architecture Influenced the World

Despite relative obscurity in Western historiography, Byzantine architecture has had a profound influence across the world. The Byzantines, also known as the Eastern Romans, developed a distinctive architectural style that has continued to influence construction to this day. Not limited...

Ares vs. Mars: What Seperates the Greek and Roman Gods of War?

The ancient Greek and Roman gods are often virtually indistinguishable, but the two neighboring Mediterranean civilizations perceived their respective gods of war, Ares and Mars, very differently. Mars was a patron deity of Rome and was beloved by its people....

“OK,” Is This Borrowed From the Greek Language, Too?

Ok, or okay, is one of the most frequently used words in the English language, but does it have a Greek origin? One theory on the etymology of OK is that it was originally an acronym for the Greek phrase...

Greece Vs Turkey: The Military Balance in the Aegean

The military balance between Greece and Turkey is of great importance as relations between the two countries have deteriorated so sharply that a conflict in the Aegean has become a conceivable possibility. As a result, the military balance between Athens...

Greek Adoptee in the US Finds Family Back Home After 68 Years

Greek adoptee Merrill Jenkins began searching for his family back in March 2011 after losing his wife in September 2010. It was a rainy day on a dull autumn morning when Jenkins felt the need to begin research to discover his...

Greek Speaking Chinese Students Go Viral

Chinese students attending Shanghai's University of International Studies surprised TikTok users by speaking fluent Greek on a video that went viral on the platform. The video was posted on the platform by Marianna Lee, a Chinese TikToker, who conducts street...