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What Happened to Achilles After the Iliad?

Achilles, the main character of the Iliad, remains one of the emblematic heroes of Greek mythology and modern literature for his bravery and fierceness in avenging the death of his best friend, Patroclus. Homer's epic poem, along with Odyssey, has...

1,800-Year-Old Mosaic Found in Ancient City of Perge in Turkey

A 1,800-year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region. Perge excavations head...

Louvre Museum Exhibition on Ancient Thracian Culture

The Louvre Museum in Paris, France, is presenting a new exhibition featuring ancient Thracian artifacts, giving visitors a rare glimpse in the way of life and culture of the ancient civilization. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting...

Technology Brings Ancient Greek Myths to Life

"Panoply" is a modern technology project that aims to bring ancient Greek myths to life. Animator Steve K. Simmons and his wife, Sonya Nevin, have been using scenes presented in various ancient Greek vases in order to create short...

The Deadliest Femmes Fatales of Ancient Greek Mythology

Ancient Greek mythology is filled with references to strong men who conquered kingdoms, fought for their freedom and did not hesitate to kill. However, there are many strong and powerful women who became known for their ruthlessness and canning...

Homer's Iliad in Livathinos’ Five-Hour Play

The well-known theater director, Stathis Livathinos, undertook a very ambitious and highly difficult task of staging the complete Iliad of Homer. The director puts on stage, for the first time in the history of the theater, the ancient Greek...