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Odyssey

Ancient Greece’s Antidote to War Was Theater and Sports

  Contrary to war, theater was a place of light and allowed Greeks to face each other and learn of their history together in the very light of the day. By Evaggelos Vallianatos Mountains, forests, rivers, and extremely difficult terrain divided the...

Was Greek Mythology’s King Agamemnon Real?

King Agamemnon is one of the most famous and significant characters of Greek mythology. He was the leader of the Greek forces that attacked the city of Troy during the Trojan War. But was Agamemnon real, or was he...

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

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

The Ancient Greek Roots of Feta, The Oldest Cheese in Recorded History

Feta is the soft white “king” of Greek cheeses, renowned around the world. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times, since the first mention of the famous cheese is as old as Homer's Odyssey. In fact, it's...

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...

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...

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

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.