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Finding Your Soulmate, the Ancient Greek Way

By Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy, Maryland Institute College of Art In the beginning, humans were androgynous. So says Aristophanes in his fantastical account of the origins of love in Plato’s Symposium. Not only did early humans have both sets of...

New Findings on Santorini Point to "Lost Island of Atlantis" Origins

A new documentary airing on the Discovery Channel says that the ancient lost city of Atlantis may indeed have been located on what is now known as the Greek island of Santorini. Covered by 200 feet of ash from an...

Ancient Greek Can Help Children With Dyslexia

The systematic teaching of the ancient Greek language can help children with dyslexia, linguistics and psychology professors say. According to a theory of Harvard Classics Professor Eric Havelock (1903-1989), based on philosopher Plato's ideas, ancient Greek generates many abstract concepts...

'Socrates Now': An Interactive Performance That Brings Us Up Against Ourselves

The Greek Theater of New York (EllinikoThεatro) and Visionary Culture present "Socrates Now," an interactive performance that has traveled to 20 countries and has been staged at the world's finest universities, such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge. The...

BREXIT: A Flawed Referendum in a Flawed Democracy

Under the terms of a nation-wide referendum the British people on June 23 voted to leave the EU. The results have been devastating to say the least; results that nobody expected. It took the entire world by surprise --...

10 Things You Use Everyday, Thanks to the Ancient Greeks

You would think that in this day and age of techno-bliss that all of the really important inventions come from modern society. Not so. There are a plethora of items we use in our daily lives for which we have the...

International Day for the Greek Language Celebrated in Naples, Italy

A literary marathon, concert, discussions and a theatrical play, were several of the activities included in the program of the first International Day for the Greek Language and Civilization, which was celebrated in Naples, Italy. During the literary marathon, which...