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Trojan War

Homer’s Iliad, the Story of the Trojan War

Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature—and many would say it is the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there. In...

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 The Odyssey,...

The Deadliest Femme Fatales in Ancient Greek Mythology

There are many strong and powerful women, or femme fatales, who became known for their ruthlessness and cunning ways in Greek mythology, such as Circe, Clytemnestra, and Medea. These women were powerful and often deadly forces despite the fact that Greek...

The True Date of the Trojan War

By Caleb Howells The Trojan War was one of the most significant and famous events in Greek history at least, as far as the ancient Greeks themselves were concerned. For this reason, the ancient historians were very concerned with establishing...

The Rich History of the Acropolis of Lindos

The history of the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes is as old as the history of Ancient Greece, as tradition has Lindos participating in the Trojan War

The Trojan War: History or Myth?

The Trojan War as described magnificently in Homer's Iliad is so vivid that is considered by many as historical fact and not an epic poem

When Greek Hero Achilles Fell in Love with an Amazon

The famed ancient Greek hero Achilles was known as a fierce warrior, but the deeply emotional story of his love for the Amazon Queen Penthesilea is less well known. According to Greek mythology, Penthesilea was a strong and brave Amazonian...

Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths

Our solar system was always a source of fascination for the ancient Greeks, and outer space features prominently across the scientific, philosophical, and mythological output of ancient Greek society. Ancient Greeks referred to constellations as "katasterismoi," which translates to "placings...

The First Beauty Pageant in the Ancient Greek World

The Judgement of Paris, which was likely the world's first beauty pageant, set off one of the most important narratives in ancient Greek mythology. While beauty contests such as Miss Universe and Miss America may seem like thoroughly modern inventions,...

Was Helen Really to Blame for the Trojan War – or Just a Scapegoat?

The outcome of Helen's relationship with Paris hardly needs to be repeated: the ten-year Trojan war and the destruction of the city.