Helen of Troy
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.
Common Greek Myths Found Throughout Art History
Those who are well-versed in Greek mythology likely recognize many scenes from myths in famous artworks. In fact, apart from religious scenes, images from Greek mythology are one of the most common themes in European art. Greek mythology is prominent...
Would You Be Considered Beautiful in Ancient Greece?
Who, exactly, was considered beautiful in ancient Greece? Were their beauty standards much different from our own?
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...
The Trojan War: History or Myth?
The Trojan War as described magnificently in Homer's Iliad is so vivid that is considered by many as historical fact and not an epic poem
The Life of Heinrich Schliemann, the Discoverer of Troy
Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann was a larger-than-life figure, discovering Troy in what is now Hisarlik, in modern-day Turkey.
Turkey Recalls Diplomat Over Greek Costume Scandal
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey’s annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece. "An investigation has been launched immediately after we detected...