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Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger," is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks, however, it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that expresses generosity and courtesy...

Homer’s Iliad, the Story of the Trojan War

Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature—and many would say it is the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there. In...

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

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 The Odyssey,...

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece, set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times. Fires were also sometimes set by Greeks themselves. According to an article written by L.G. Liacos entitled "Present Studies and History of Burning in...

Eos, the Ancient Greek Goddess of the Dawn

Eos, the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, with her abode the sky, was perhaps the most resplendent of all the beings in the Greek pantheon.

Why Walking Barefoot is Good for You

Orthopedists argue that walking barefoot makes for stronger and more flexible feet, fewer deformities, while it enhances mobility as well

SpaceX Launchpad Deimos is Named After an Ancient Greek Deity

  Billionaire Elon Musk is notorious for his sense of humor and his penchant for mixing his taste in internet memes with his various business and technology ventures -- to varying success -- but his most recent project is a...

Warrior Tomb Treasure Intact for 3,500 Years Unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have unearthed an intact Bronze Age warrior’s tomb, dating back 3,500 years, which is filled with more than 1,400 objects, including jewelry, weapons, bronze, silver and gold vessels. The Bronze Age tomb dates back to about 1500...

Greek Classic 'The Iliad' Read in its Entirety by 66 Actors (video)

A reading of all 18,225 lines of text of The Iliad by 66 actors, an epic undertaking of Cambridge classics professor Simon Goldhill, will be available to watch online. The ambitious reading took place on August 14 for an audience...