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What Happened at an Ancient Greek Symposium

The symposium was one of the most important aspects of ancient Greek culture, as it served as an essential setting for discussions, revelry, and debates among some of the most prominent figures in Greek antiquity. Symposium, or "συμπόσιον" in Greek,...

The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece

Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states

Xenophon: Warrior and Chronicler of Ancient Greece

The Greek military leader, philosopher and historian Xenophon was beyond a doubt one of the most extraordinary figures of ancient Greece.

Tattoos Were for Criminals in Ancient Greece

Tattoos were considered a sign of "otherness" in ancient Greece, as it was either foreigners or slaves, criminals, and captives who had tattoos in ancient Greek society. Body modification, such as tattoos and piercings, have been found throughout human societies...

Where the Cyclone Is Expected to Hit in Greece

The National Observatory of Athens issued a warning of the possibility of another tropical-like cyclone, also known as Mediterranean hurricane or "Medicane" forming late on Thursday in the Ionian Sea, in the area between Italy and Greece, based on current...

Waves 'Swallow' Cars on Paros Island as Greece Braces for New Storm (Video)

'Xenophon', the storm that has ravaged Greece for two consecutive days, has hit the usually sunny Cyclades islands. Raging winds hit the port town of Parikia on the island of Paros, with impressive waves hitting the coastline, forcing drivers and...

Moored Ships, Closed Schools as 'Xenophon' Storm Hits Parts of Greece

The Hellenic Coastguard announced today that every scheduled morning route from the ports of Piraeus, Lavrio and Rafina to the Aegean islands is canceled due to strong winds of up to 10 Beaufort. Authorities call on passengers to contact port officials...

'Xenophon': Fall's First Strong Storm to Hit Greece

"Xenophon" is the first strong storm that will hit Greece this fall, arriving on Tuesday, September 25 with gale-force winds of up to 10 Beaufort at sea, the National Observatory of Athens said on Monday. The bad weather will be...