How Do We Know Where Troy Really Was?
The discovery of Troy at Hisarlik in the 19th century by Heinrich Schliemann is still regarded as one of the most striking examples of Greek mythology and archaeology coming together. However, how do we know that Schliemann really did discover...
The Ancient Greek Roots of Feta, The Oldest Cheese in Recorded History
Feta is the soft white “king” of Greek cheeses, renowned around the world. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times, since the first mention of the famous cheese is as old as Homer's Odyssey. In fact, it's...
Movie on Homer’s Odyssey Starring Ralph Fiennes Shot in Greece
An epic movie based on Homer's ancient Greek classic, 'The Odyssey' is wrapping up filming on the Ionian island of Corfu. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as his beloved wife Penelope, production of 'The Return' started in...
Ios: The Greek Party Island Boasts Stunning Beaches
The Greek island of Ios, or Nios as locals call it, is a charming Cycladic island renowned among the young for its vivid nightlife. It is located between Santorini, Paros and Naxos islands and offers a plethora of lovely bays...
Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?
Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.
Students Read ‘Odyssey’ at National Hellenic Museum’s ‘Homerathon’
The National Hellenic Museum and the University of Illinois Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies co-hosted Homerathon: A Reading of Homer's Odyssey. The public reading of all 24 books of the epic poem spanned 13 hours on Friday and Saturday...
Does Homer’s Odyssey Mention Ancient LSD and its Antidote?
Probably one of the best known Odyssey tales is the story of Odysseus' journey to the land of the sorceress Circe, an iconic character in the poem. In the pages of the Odyssey the land is described as an...
Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Sparking Controversy To This Day
Ancient Greece is known across the globe for its vast contributions to the very foundations of our modern world. Western ideals, sometimes taken for granted, such as Democratic rule and what is today recognized as basic human rights—freedom of speech...
Ancient Greek Philosophers Brought to Life by AI
Ancient Greek scientists and philosophers are brought back to life and tell their stories in this captivating video produced through Artificial Intelligence (AI). Equator AI created the video using the latest artificial intelligence technology to bring these great thinkers to...
Was Homer Real?
Homer was one of the most important figures in ancient Greece. His contribution to ancient Greek culture was immense, due to his two most famous poems - the Iliad and the Odyssey. To the ancient Greeks, the works of Homer were...