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Mathematics in Ancient Greece and Its Influence on Modern Science

Advances in mathematics that can be attributed to ancient Greeks are many and have profoundly shaped the scientific world as we know it today. Let's take a look at ancient Greece, a place where the idea of zero was yet...

Growing Number of Students in China Learn Greek

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...

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...

Five Greek Bakeries Not to Miss in New York

For Greeks living abroad, it becomes a constant desire to discover flavors that make them feel closer to home. Greek bakeries in New York serve that exact purpose—to enrich people’s lives with traditional delicacies they grew up loving. New York's...

Part of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts Were Written in Greek

Many of Isaac Newton's precious notebooks, in which he worked out his theories about the world, were written entirely in perfect Greek.

“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...

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....

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...

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...