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The 10 Tribes of Ancient Athens

Cleisthenes was the statesman who laid the foundations of democracy in ancient Athens by dividing Attica into ten tribes, based on location, and putting an end to the rule of nobility. Even though Pericles (495-429 BC) is considered to be...

Did The Earth’s Fumes Drive Pythia’s Prophecies at Delphi?

Pythia's prophesies at Delphi may have been associated with fumes from the spring waters that flowed under the temple, ancient historians and modern scientists have been claiming. "...neither her face nor hue went untransformed; Her breast heaved; Her wild heart...

Did Greek Mythology’s King Midas Really Exist?

One of the most famous characters from Greek mythology is King Midas. He was the king who, according to legend, turned anything he touched into gold. While many things in Greek mythology are obviously just stories, various other things...

The 147 Commandments Gods Gave to Ancient Greeks

The 147 commandments comprise a guide for the ethical life for ancient Greeks.

Ancient Greek Oracles vs Jewish Prophets

Scholars have often compared ancient Greek oracles with the writings of Jewish Prophets, with the differences being distinctive

What Questions Did Ancient Greeks Ask the Oracles?

Ancient Greeks were curious people, and they would frequently ask questions about the world and themselves, as the writings of philosophers of the times indicate. At the same time, in some aspects at least, they resembled modern people who...

The Ancient Oracle of Delphi, Greece

The Oracle of Delphi has become a byword for prophecy, and many of the glories of Delphi's architecture and art have survived to this day.

When The Gauls Attacked The Oracle Of Delphi

The attack of the Gauls on the oracle of Delphi in 279 b.C. marked the devastating end of the Gallic tribes' ambitious invasion of Greece.

From Delphi to Google: Ancient Oracle to Modern-Day Search Engines

In ancient Greece the people relied heavily on oracles not only to predict the future, but to reveal secret information and the answers to their deepest philosophical questions. One of the most famous of all oracles was at Delphi, located...