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Olympic Marathon Runner Spyros Louis To Appear On New €2 Coin

The first modern-day Olympic Marathon winner at the 1896 Summer Olympics Spyros (Spyridon) Louis will be featured on around 750,000 new €2 coins that will be released later this fall issued by Greece. This marks the 75th anniversary of the athlete’s death, who...

Ancient Greece and Mental Disorders

William V. Harris, a history professor, has spent many years studying Ancient Greece and Rome, but in the last few years he has been focused on specifically studying the mental illnesses of the time. One may think that this is a...

Kenya's Bett Wins Athens Classic Marathon

Kenya's Raymond Bett won the 30th Athens classic marathon on Sunday in a new fastest time of of two hours, 11 minutes and 35 seconds. The 28-year-old Bett was followed across the line by five of his countrymen with second...

Will Greece Have Pheidippides’ Fate?

For around three decades Greeks got to live the European dream, which combines high living standards with high standards of social welfare. But it seems that this dream is expensive and it’s helping to bankrupt governments, with Greece's government...