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...
History of Mermaids and their Origins in Ancient Greek Sirens
Mermaids, folkloric creatures with the head and upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish, appear in many cultures across the world. Many have traced the contemporary conception of a mermaid to the ancient Greek figure...
Pomegranate: The Red Gold of Ancient Greece
The pomegranate is deeply embedded in human history. For thousands of years, it has been a vital food and medicine for people in many different cultures. It represents life, rebirth, fertility, marriage, and wealth in every religion. The pomegranate...
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...
Corfu, Homer’s Odyssey and Odysseus’ Petrified Ship
Odysseus' ship, which took him home from Corfu to Ithaka, turned to rock according to legend. Where might Odysseus have washed ashore in Corfu during his Odyssey? By Mike Millard Long before moving to Corfu, when I was a child growing...
Did Odysseus Travel to Ireland?
Homer's Odyssey tells the tale of Odysseus returning to his home after the Trojan War. For a variety of reasons, the trip is not an easy one. It takes him a full ten years to return home. But the journey from...
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.
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.
Assassin’s Creed Recreates Stunning Ancient Greek Landscape Based on Pausanias
Assassin's Creed Odyssey has now faithfully carried over worldwide to the new media subculture a wealth of information about ancient Greece, based on the ancient Greek geographer and traveler, Pausanias By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis It seems that producers of the well-known Greek-themed...
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...