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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...

Athens Now Has a Digital Museum About Plato

An entirely different museum opened in Athens, Greece with a focus on being digital and dedicated to Plato, the great philosopher of the antiquity. The museum was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis and former...

Plato’s ‘Republic’ Among the 5 Most Important Books in the World

Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species," issued in November 1859, was ranked first on an online poll about the most important academic papers of all time. The online poll was organized by the British Library and the British...

Woody Allen: It's a Pity we Read About Greek Crisis and not Plato or Socrates

"Instead of Plato and Socrates, we read about Greece's economic disaster," said top American director Woody Allen while in Cannes to promote his new film "Irrational Man." "It is horrible. Every day I open the paper and read about Greece's disaster....

Six Greeks in Top 10 of Historical Personalities

What are the names that are mentioned more often than any other names in human history? That was one of the questions examined in an extensive study conducted by Pantheon, the new media lab of the Massachusetts Institute of...

Divers Discover Metal Linked to Mythical Island of Atlantis in Ancient Greek Shipwreck

A team of divers have discovered dozens of pieces of ancient metals from a shipwreck, aged 2,600 years, off the coast of Sicily island, in the south of Italy. According to "Archaeology Magazine," the wreck belongs to a Greek...

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Transformed Into Ancient Greek University

Hester Reeve, a lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, is working with local groups to create a series of free activities at a park near Barnsley on Saturday, August 30. His project called YMEDACA aims to transform the Yorkshire...

Greek Books that Influenced the Course of Civilization

They say a book is a man’s best friend, but why is that? Once you take a book in your hand and start to read it, it can accompany you anywhere you go, physically and mentally. A book’s ideas,...

10 of the Most Significant Writers of Ancient Greece

It is common knowledge that the foundation of western society derives from ancient Greece and more specifically from scripts of the ancient Greek scientist and philosophers whose writings have survived more or less complete. Listed below are ten ancient...

Alain Badiou Wants to Make Movie on Plato Starring Brad Pitt

French philosopher and translator of the latest edition of Plato's Republic, Alain Badiou, wants to make a movie about Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates starring Brad Pitt and Sean Connery, with Meryl Streep in the role of "Mrs. Plato." In a recent...