Ancient Greek Historian Thucydides and the January 6 Riots
Thucydides, the ancient Greek historian can help us understand the January 6 riots and their aftermath, as Greece also experienced extreme polarization and civil strife. By Rachel Hadas The second anniversary of Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is upon us. And each...
How Economic Sanctions in Ancient Greece Backfired, Prolonging War
Sanctions date back to antiquity, with the "Megarian Decree" issued by Athenian statesman Pericles in 432 BC being the first recorded
The Μost Ιnnovative Greeks Τhroughout Ηistory
Selecting the most innovative Greeks from ancient times to modernity is not an easy task. From Plato to Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek history is filled with people who thought and acted differently than their contemporaries. Thanos Veremis, a leading Greek historian...
Ancient Greek Military Strategies Still Used Today
Ancient Greece is often lauded for its contributions to philosophy, politics, and culture. However, its citizens were also innovators of military theory and practice. For modern militaries and military thinkers, their history is thus replete with valuable case studies on...
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...
How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars
Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest
Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece
Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece, set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times. Fires were also sometimes set by Greeks themselves. According to an article written by L.G. Liacos entitled "Present Studies and History of Burning in...
Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides' historical account, History of the Peloponnesian War, is considered a classic, as well as being one of the earliest known history books.
Ancient Greeks Also Blamed their Leaders for the Plague Pandemic
Ancient Greeks blamed their leaders for the misfortune of the plague, just as many Americans do today in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. By Joel Christensen Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a scholar of ancient Greek literature, I...
British Pupils Play Games Based on Ancient Greece to Understand Politics
Games and workshops based on Ancient Greece and its political figures were recently created by group of academics from the University of Exeter in England.
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