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Giant Trojan Horse Breaks Guinness World Record

A cardboard imitation of the Trojan horse from Homer's Odyssey broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cardboard sculpture.

Dune’s House of Atreides is Named in Honor of an Ancient Greek King

Dune was one of 2021's biggest movies, grossing nearly half a billion dollars around the world. The movie is an adaptation of the 1965 science fiction novel, also titled “Dune," by Frank Herbert. The sci-fi thriller tells the story of...

The Odyssey at a Glance

The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek epic poem that tells of the return journey of Odysseus to the island of Ithaca from the war at Troy, which Homer related in the Iliad. In the Greek tradition, the war...

How the Ancient Greeks Invented the Anchors for Boats

The origin of the sea anchor as we know it today is unknown, nevertheless its invention most likely have taken place in Ancient Greece

Euripides’ The Trojan Women—An Unflinching Look at Brutality of War

The Trojan Women is a genocide narrative. In this play, the great Athenian dramatist Euripides explores the enslavement of women, human sacrifice, rape, and infanticide.  By Chris Mackie The story of the long struggle for the life of the city of...

Stone Age Tools on Crete Show Man Sailed the Mediterranean 130,000 Years Ago

Stone age tool finds on Crete in 2010 indicate that man traveled the Mediterranean 130,000 years ago, and not 10,000 years ago as originally believed, according to Science magazine.

How Does Odysseus’ Bow Fare Against Modern Weapons?

Odysseus' bow has been famous ever since Homer's Odyssey told the tale of how the returning hero strung it after no other man could.

What the Greek Classics Tell Us About Grief and Mourning the Dead

Through the Greek classics, the true meaning of life can be explored by humanity and all the experiences that come with it. By: Joel Christensen As the coronavirus pandemic hit New York in March of 2020, the death toll quickly went...

Odyssey: Homer’s Epic Poem Is the World’s Most Influential Story

Homer's Odyssey, ancient Greece's most well-known epic poem, is officially the most influential story to have shaped the entire world.

French Bring Back Teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in Schools

The French government has announced plans to boost the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in schools as part of a new initiative