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Atlantis: How Plato’s Story Corresponds to Real History

Has the Atlantis mystery finally been solved? After years of extensive research, in conjunction with new archeological evidence, and with the aid of satellite technology, Christos A. Djonis credibly reveals that Plato based his story of Atlantis on a...

Hypatia: The Female Greek Philosopher Killed for Her Beliefs

Hypatia, one of the greatest philosophers of Alexandria, was admired for her groundbreaking ideas but was brutally murdered for them by Christian fanatics in the fourth century AD. Born around the year 360, Hypatia was a female Greek philosopher, astronomer...

Socrates, the Founder of Western Philosophy

Socrates is the most important exponent of Western philosophy, his ideas forming a continuum from Ancient Greece to today's Western thought

The Μost Ιnnovative Greeks Τhroughout Ηistory

Selecting the most innovative Greeks from ancient times to modernity is not an easy task. From Plato to Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek history is filled with people who thought and acted differently than their contemporaries. Thanos Veremis, a leading Greek historian...

The Greek Philosophers ‘Hiding’ in Raphael’s School of Athens

Several of the most influential Greek philosophers and thinkers are portrayed in Raphael's masterpiece the School of Athens which adorns the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Painted between 1509 and 1511, it depicts a congregation of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists...

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Its Connection to the Present

Plato's allegory of the cave is one of the greatest stories of philosophy. It allows us to understand how the Greek philosopher perceived the world in ancient times. The tale involves a metaphorical explanation, in which the human being is...

Ancient Greek Quotes Inscribed on Global Landmarks

Ancient Greek inscriptions appear on some of the most prominent buildings in the world. Whether on the entrance of a historical Western European library or a prestigious American university, one can see them everywhere. When our eye meets these inscriptions,...

Socrates’ Wisest and Most Inspiring Quotes

Socrates, famous for his wise and inspiring quotes, died as he lived—hated by most Athenians but much beloved by his students. He was condemned to prison and death by poison in 399 BC for corrupting Athenian youth and rejecting...

Platonic Love: The Concept of Greek Philosopher Plato

Platonic love is one of the most widely misinterpreted concepts in Plato's philosophy. It has transcended the realm of philosophy, becoming widely used across culture and has strayed from its original meaning throughout the process. Plato believed that love is...

Why Fraternities and Sororities are Called “Greek Life”

Have you ever wondered why American college fraternities and sororities are referred to as "Greek life?" Why are they commonly named after the Greek alphabet? "Greek life" is a term for different exclusive societies—fraternities for men, sororities for women—that have...