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Wise Women: Six Ancient Female Philosophers You Should Know About

When we think about ancient philosophers we tend to imagine old men as deep thinkers. Women too have helped shape modern thought.

Finding Your Soulmate, the Ancient Greek Way

How did people in Ancient Greece view love? What did the greatest thinkers of antiquity say about the eternal quest of finding a soulmate?

Was Socrates’ Trial and Subsequent Death Penalty Legally Just?

Historians have presented the trial of Socrates as a parody, claiming that the Athenian philosopher was forced to face invented charges

Covid-19 Upends Americans’ Individualism, Fosters Interconnectedness

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to recognize the connection with others, at the same time they move away socially as a preventive measure against this harsh disease.

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.

Raphael’s “School of Athens” Watches Over French Legislators Once Again

A tapestry depicting Raphael's masterpiece "the School of Athens" is once again adorning Plenary Hall in the French Assembly.

Stoicism: Fast-Growing Global Movement Will Hold Conference in Greece in October

Stoicism is coming home! This is according to Dr. Alkistis Agio, one of the organizers for the upcoming "Stoicon" event, which is an annual, international conference on modern Stoicism. The Stoicon 2019 will be taking place in Athens, Greece on Saturday,...

Greek Post Office Launches New Stamps Celebrating Ancient Greek Figures

A new stamp series celebrating outstanding ancient Greek literary and philosophical figures was issued by the Greek Post Office (ELTA) earlier this month. The new stamp series was based on designs created by artist Yannis Gourzis and they are all...

Gossip was a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

Gossip was a real tool in the hands of slaves who wanted to punish their masters if they had treated them badly in ancient Greece.

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy was founded by Plato himself in 428/427 BC in Athens, and is considered to be the world's first university.