Calamos Supports Greece


Ancient Greek Courtesan Aspasia as a Feminist Heroine: Then and Now

Aspasia was born in Greece in the fifth century BC. She and Pericles, the great general and politician, fell deeply in love. By Yvonne Korshak What else is known about her? Not a lot. And yet she was famous in her...

How Economic Sanctions in Ancient Greece Backfired, Prolonging War

Sanctions date back to antiquity, with the "Megarian Decree" issued by Athenian statesman Pericles in 432 BC being the first recorded

Underwater Ancient Greek Mines at Lavrio Explored

The ancient Lavrio mines, which were so rich in minerals that their exploitation made possible the rise of Athens as a naval power, are revealed in a documentary. The film shows the labyrinth of underwater tunnels in their now-flooded shafts. Greek...

Spectacular 3D Video Depicts Ancient Athens as Never Seen Before

A spectacular 3D video reconstruction of ancient Athens in the late 5th century BC takes the viewer over the city and pinpoints its monuments, markets, temples, and neighborhoods. The video made by Ancient Athens 3D and released in November presents...

How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars

Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest

The History of Athens From Pericles to Antetokounmpo

Athens is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has been a place of human settlement for at least five thousand years. However, its fortunes and its relationship with the wider world of Greekness have...

Pericles: The First Great Statesman of the Ancient World

Since Athens is considered the birthplace of democracy, Pericles must be the father of democracy.

The Secrets of the Ancient Neighborhood Beneath the Acropolis

The ancient neighborhood beneath the Acropolis Musum reveals life in ancient Athens long before the Parthenon and the sculptures on the Acropolis

Pericles’ Funeral Oration: The Greatest Speech in History

In 431 BCE, the Athenian statesman Pericles delivered one of the most influential speeches of all time, "Pericles' Epitaphios," otherwise known as "Pericles' Funeral Oration." The speech, recorded by the historian Thucydides who was present at its delivery, has endured...

Houston School Marks Greek Bicentennial with Pericles’ Funeral Oration

On March 25, 2021, the Saint Constantine School had its students recite Pericles' Funeral Oration to mark the Greek bicentennial.