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Cape Lefkada: Where Lovers Jumped to Death in Ancient Greece

Lefkada, the Greek island in the Ionian sea, is known internationally for its breathtaking landscape and crystalline, turquoise waters. Yet Lefkada's mythic past holds many tragic tales, specifically in terms of the iconic Cape Lefkada, that sits 60 meters (nearly...

Guide to the Classics: Sappho, a Poet in Fragments

Sappho sang of desire, passion, and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.  By Marguerite Johnson For those...

Bust of Greek Poet Sappho Discovered In Turkish Museum

A sculpture portraying a woman which has been on display in the Antalya Archeological Museum for nearly 50 years has recently been discovered to belong to Sappho, the first and most important female poet of ancient Greece. Professor Havva İşkan...

Lesbos: The Sex Tourism Capital of Ancient Greece

According to a new BBC documentary, the Greek island of Lesbos used to be the Magaluf of its time. A place famous for its sex tourism and women were so beautiful that men just couldn't resist. Even though Lesbos has been...

BBC Documentary Mentions Ancient Greek Poetess Sappho

The British network BBC World presented a documentary with unique landscapes from the beautiful island of Lesvos, in the northeastern Aegean Sea, Greece and photos of Athens and Acropolis. The documentary entitled "Divine Women" that was edited by the archaeologist...

Greek Inspirations on St. Valentine's Day

If love could be defined, then it would contain the most intense and vitalizing feeling, but also the most oppressive one, as it requires a positive response in order to be fulfilling. From Plato, who mentions in his Symposium...