Calamos Supports Greece

Plutarch

How Alexander the Great Prepared for Battle Against the Persians

Astonishing details of Alexander the Great's personal armor as he prepared for the Battle of Gaugamela against the Persians are described by the Ancient Greek historian, Plutarch. Plutarch's Life of Alexander is one of five extant tertiary sources on the...

The Greek History of Truffles: It All Started With a Thunderbolt from Zeus

The history of truffles is one of folklore and intrigue, but very few people know of its links to the ancient Greek god Zeus. The pricey, much sought-after fungi has played a prominent role in Greece for its nutritional...

Ancient Greek Historian Plutarch One of the First Vegetarians

Plutarch could be considered one of the first outspoken vegetarians in the West, as he believed that it is "immoral" to eat animal flesh.

Why Spartan Men Had Long Hair

In ancient Greece, hair was an important indicator of class and place of origin. Notably,  Spartan men were known for their long, flowing hair, which became linked to the ancient warriors in antiquity. While many would not associate long, beautiful...

Did Ancient Greeks Reach America Long Before Columbus?

The suggestion that ancient Greeks reached America before Columbus may seem far-fetched, but certain researchers think otherwise. The idea is based entirely on a new examination of a dialogue written by the Greek historian Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 119...

Did The Earth's Fumes Drive Pythian Prophecies?

"...neither her face nor hue went untransformed; Her breast heaved; Her wild heart grew large with passion. Taller to their eyes, sounding no longer mortal, she prophesied what was inspired from The God breathing near, uttering words not to...

Greece's Hot Springs a Lure for Millennia

Medical tourism (also called medical travel, or health tourism) is not a new alternative therapeutic means. Patients have been on the move searching for medical care for thousands of years, while alternative forms of treatment combining natural sources and...