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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...

Five Ancient Greek Discoveries that Shaped Our Modern World

If you are wondering exactly what the contributions of ancient Greece to our modern world were, here is just a small sample of the top inventions and discoveries of the ancient Greeks that are remarkably still used today. Plato's Alarm...

Greek Philosopher Pythagoras and His Famous Theorem

The influence of Pythagoras in mathematics and philosophy remains strong today along with the mysteries surrounding the great Greek philosopher

The Best Wise and Inspiring Greek Philosopher Quotes

Ancient Greek philosophers from Aristotle to Socrates and Plato to Thales have been extensively quoted over the centuries. These men and the wisdom they share with us resonates even in modern civilization. Quotes of the most famous Greek philosophers Aristotle This quote is from one...

A History of Wine in Ancient Greece

The recorded history of wine in Ancient Greece begins around the 15th century BC, while viticulture appears to have existed as early as in the Neolithic era, 6,500 years ago

What Happened at an Ancient Greek Symposium

The symposium was one of the most important aspects of ancient Greek culture, as it served as an essential setting for discussions, revelry, and debates among some of the most prominent figures in Greek antiquity. Symposium, or "συμπόσιον" in Greek,...

Ten Ancient Greek Inventions Used Today

There are a plethora of items we use in our daily lives which you may be surprised to hear are actually ancient Greek inventions. They may not have perfected the makeshift and primitive inventions, but they did pave the...

Plato’s Best (and Worst) Ideas Will Surprise You

Plato was one of the most brilliant and important minds in the history of Greece, he had some great ideas but some not very smart.