Thursday, August 13, 2020

Summary of the Beginning of the Trojan War: The Cause of the War Between...

The Trojan War, according to Greek Myth, pitted the Greeks against the Trojans. The war was at first fought over Helen of Troy, the...

Athenian Democracy: The Greek Origins of Rule by the People

It is a well-established historical fact that Democracy began with the Greeks; but how similar was this system to those in the modern world? “Democracy...

Greek Colonization and its Impact on the Mediterranean World

Greek legends often tell us about countless expeditions and stopovers on distant islands and shores. These legends actually recount episodes of the...

Aesop and his Fables in the Modern World

Growing up as children, one can remember little stories such as "The Dog who lost His Bone", "The Ants and the Grasshopper",...

Mythical Creatures: The Alluring Sirens

Sirens have always been considered a threat to sailors, luring their ships to rocks and the mariners to their deaths.

Were the Spartans Gay? Homosexuality in Sparta, Ancient Greece

Pederasty, or the sexual love of adolescent boys, was a strong part of Ancient Greek culture. It was age-defined and kept within strict social...

The History of Gays in the Military – The Sacred Band of Thebes

Ancient Greek military history is inextricably bound up with homosexuality. In some ancient Greek city states, such as Sparta, each young warrior had to...

The Succession Crisis at Alexander the Great’s Death

From 336-323 BC Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, embarked on one of history's greatest spans of thirteen years, conquering in that time the...

On the Murder of Eratosthenes

Euphiletus’s speech was directed towards the Athenian court in an effort to sway its jurors into acknowledging his crime as a lesser crime than...

The Death of Achilles, the Greatest of the Greek Warriors

Achilles is a renowned figure in Greek mythology and one of the greatest of the Greek warriors who participated in the Trojan War. Achilles was...