A History Written in Stone

How much do we personally know about Ancient Greece? Most of us can say that we know that the Olympics began there, that...

What made the Trojan Horse such a success

The Trojan Horse, what a beautifully, masterminded creation of the Greeks. Back in Ancient times the belief in gods was at its ultimate high,...

A Modern Madam – Athens, 440 BC

She heard the whisper from a mouth covered by a palm. Furtive eyes looked over a delicately manicured hand. "Did you know her name...

The Last Stand of the Spartans

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Masters of Ancient Greek Art: Phidias, Polykleitos, and Myron

Phidias, Polykleitos, and Myron are three of the most famous names in ancient Greek art. Their reputation lives on in copies of classical sculptures. Little...

The Golden Age of Olympia –The Classical Greek Period

The Classical Period was the golden age of Olympia. The Olympic games, Panhellenic unity and interstate rivalry reached a peak. All found expression in...

Was the philosopher Socrates of Athens a hero?

Asking whether or not Socrates was a hero takes him out of his culture and transplants him to the early 21st century. As a...

Three Periods of Ancient Greek Art: The Archaic, the Classical, and the Hellenistic

The ideals of Greek art are considered by historians to be the foundation of Western civilization and to have touched literally all aspects of...

Philosophers of Ancient Greece: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

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The Temple of Athena Nike: A small shrine dedicated to one of Athena’s many...

This small temple was dedicated to Victory, and was part of Pericles' grand plan to showcase Athens' power and glory. The Temple of Athena Nike...
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