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Ancient Greek Philosopher Anaxagoras and the Universal Mind

Ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras was the one who introduced the concept of the universal mind (nous) as the motive cause of the cosmos. The pre-Socratic philosopher (c. 500-428 BC) was a brilliant scientist who understood the rainbow phenomenon and...

Ancient Greek Courtesan Aspasia as a Feminist Heroine

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...

Ancient Athens and Sparta: Two Different Societies Compared

Athens and Sparta in ancient times were two very different societies, yet the two legendary city-states hold priceless historic value for Greece and the World

Underwater Ancient Greek Mines at Lavrio Explored

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

Ancient Greek Lawmaker, Solon, Paves the Road to Democracy

Ancient Greek lawmaker Solon of Athens is the statesman who laid the foundations for today's democracy in the sixth century BC

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...

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, the Ancient Greek Father of Democracy

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

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...

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