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Support the Restoration of the Ancient Agora of Athens (VIDEO)

The Leontida Foundation as part of its activities to promote Greek history, culture and democracy invites you to spread and support the campaign for the architectural and cultural restoration and enhancement of the Ancient Agora of Athens. The Agora of...

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...

Ancient Greeks On Managing Obesity

In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, aged 20 and older were overweight. In 2013, over 500 million of the world’s population was obese. By seeing these alarming numbers one could definitely argue that these people would benefit from...

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...

What Is It Like to Be Greek?

Over the last few years, so many controversial things have been heard of poverty-stricken Greece since the economic crisis broke out. Rise in the unemployment rate, in social inequalities as the rich got somehow richer and the poor poorer....

Jailed Junta Leader Gets Hero's Funeral

Nikolaos Dertilis, the last junta leader, who died in prison without showing any remorse for his actions, including the execution of a 20-year-old man during a student uprising against the ruling military leaders in 1973, was buried in Athens...

Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Archimedes Top MIT list

Four ancient Greek philosophers rank among a list from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of people who have most influenced the planet. They may have lived before almost 2,500 years ago, but Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes and Socrates are still the...

Never Mind Socrates, Let’s See the Trial of Tsochatzopoulos

ATHENS - More than 800 people turned out at the Onassis Foundation here to see a second re-creation of the most famous case in history, the rigged verdict of the Trial of Socrates in which the famed philosopher was...

German Nobel Laureate Guenter Grass Writes Poem about Greece – “Europe’s Shame”

Guenter Grass is a German Nobel Literature Prize winner who wrote, two months ago, a proza poem commenting on Israel's policy regarding Iran. Back then, world society raised eyebrows and disapproved of his poem, due to "poetic faults," such...