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The Handshake: The Ancient Greek Gesture May Fade Away Post-Covid

The first nearly-universal way of greeting someone, portrayed for the first time in the arts of ancient Greece, has now been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic after thousands of years of use.

What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with Odyssey, has...

Four Ancient Greek Mysteries Which Spark 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 which we sometimes take for granted, such as Democratic rule, as well as what we see today as basic...

Ancient City of Troy 600 Years Older than Previously Believed

Νew archaeological discoveries from excavations at the site of the ancient city Troy in Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province suggest that people had settled in the area six centuries earlier than experts had previously believed. According to a report from the...

Greece's Top Ten Ancient Finds of the Last Decade

Greece has countless ruins to visit and historical sites to explore, all of which are priceless archaeological treasures. However, some discoveries made in the last decade are so spectacular that they have forever changed our understanding of history. Here's a look...

Ancient 'Odyssey' Find Will Attract Visitors to Greece, Says Olympia Mayor

Ancient Olympia has once again highlighted as a monument to world cultural heritage, following the recent discovery of possibly the oldest copy of Homer's Odyssey. The mayor of Ancient Olympia, Efthymios Kotzas, spoke to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) on...

'Oldest' Record of Homer's Greek Odyssey Unearthed at Olympia

A clay tablet with an engraved inscription is the "oldest extant" record of Homer's Odyssey, experts are saying. It was discovered after three years of excavations at the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia and has been shown to preserve 13...

Homer's Odyssey Is Officially the World's Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey has been voted the most influential story to have shaped the entire world, according to a poll of more than 100 international authors, academics, journalists and critics conducted by Britain's BBC. The Odyssey is, in part, a sequel to...