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Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is the quintessential quest that relates to our passage through life and the importance of love, family and home. Odysseus’s adventures have influenced everyone from Batman to Bob Dylan.  By Chris Mackie The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek...

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

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

Archaeologists Claim They’ve Discovered the Trojan Horse in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists claim they have found what they believe are pieces of the Trojan Horse. According to a report by newsit.gr, Turkish archaeologists excavating the site of the historical city of Troy on the hills of Hisarlik have unearthed a large wooden structure.

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...

New Assassin’s Creed Game Set in Ancient Greece (video)

  Millions of gamers throughout the world will do battle in ancient Greece which will provide the setting for the new series of the popular Assassin’s Creed game. The action-adventure series developed by Ubisoft depicts a centuries-old struggle pitting the Assassins,...