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The Greek Origin of the Ancient City of Troy

The Trojan War is one of the most famous events in Greek mythology. It was a mighty, ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. But what many people do not know is that Troy itself is actually Greek...

Five of Iliad’s Lesser Known Characters Make Grandest Story Ever Told

Homer's Iliad, often considered to be the oldest extant work of Western literature, boasts a diverse cast of vibrant characters. The names of the heroes, Achilles, Hector, and Odysseus, have achieved immortality in the literary and mythological worlds. Many of...

Common Greek Myths Found Throughout Art History

Those who are well-versed in Greek mythology likely recognize many scenes from myths in famous artworks. In fact, apart from religious scenes, images from Greek mythology are one of the most common themes in European art. Greek mythology is prominent...

The Curse of the House of Atreus One of Worst in Greek Mythology

The Curse of the House of Atreus is one of the most well known and disturbing family curses in all of Greek mythology. by Patrick Garner The ancient Greeks dealt with the normal problems that still vex us today, but they...

Giant Trojan Horse Breaks Guinness World Record

A cardboard imitation of the Trojan horse from Homer's Odyssey broke the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cardboard sculpture.

Roman Mosaics with Stunning Greek Scenes Uncovered in Syria

A rare and stunning mosaic panel depicting Greek scenes has been uncovered in the Homs province of Syria. Experts say it dates back to the Roman era. Syrian state news agency SANA reported that archeologists unearthed the sizeable mosaic panel...

Trojan War Hero Ajax and the Anguish of War in Ancient Greece

Sophocles' tragedy Ajax, about a triumphant Greek hero of the Trojan War who was driven to suicide, powerfully explores the anguish of war

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

Stunning Trojan War Mosaic Uncovered in England

Archaeologists in the UK have recently uncovered a stunning mosaic from the Roman era depicting the famous battle between two protagonists of the Trojan War: Achilles and Hector. The artwork, measuring eleven meters (thirty-six feet) by almost seven meters (22.9...

Philoxenia: The Ancient Roots of Greek Hospitality

The Greek word Philoxenia, literally translated as a "friend to a stranger," is widely perceived to be synonymous to hospitality. For Greeks, however, it is much deeper than that. It is an unspoken cultural law that expresses generosity and courtesy...