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Thucydides

What Can Thucydides and the Plague of Athens Teach Us in Coronavirus Times?

By Chris Mackie, Professor of Classics, La Trobe University* The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of a deadly disease. Words like “epidemic” and “pandemic” (and “panic”!) have become part of our...

Play About the Peloponnesian War to Be Presented in Aishylia Festival

Elefsina celebrates culture and art hosting for the 42nd year in a row the Aishylia Festival. This year the festival takes place from June 29 to November 15. Aishylia Festival 2016 features a rich program, aiming to place culture...

Amphipolis: The Eldorado of Ancient Greece

The tomb of Amphipolis has made an impression across the world for its large size. However, ancient Amphipolis was a powerful city with big, tall walls, which still exist today. When the town was under Macedonian control, it used to...

Ebola Virus: A 2,500-Year-Old Ancient Greek Story

The epidemic hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus in countries of West Africa is out of control, but it can be halted, said on Friday the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan. The risk of an outbreak of...

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,...

Thissio Square to Be Renamed

Thissio Square will be renamed into Jacqueline de Romilly, in honor of the Hellenist and member of the French Academy Jacqueline de Romilly. The decision has already been taken by the municipal council of the Municipality of Athens. The members...