Sunday, October 2, 2022

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...

Ulysses’ Decade Long Journey from Troy to Ithaca

Today, an intrepid yachtsman can trace Ulysses’ almost mythical journey around the western Mediterranean. Odysseus, Ulysses’ Homeric name, derived from ‘The Wolf’, implying he...

Medusa, the Villain?

Does Medusa, the Gorgon of Greek mythology, deserve the bad rap she has had to carry all this time? Or is she just a...

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",...

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...

Ancient Greek Love Magic – Spells for Separation: Curses, Sacred Words and a Magical...

In the ancient Greek world not all was fair in war, but it certainly was in love. Ancient Greek spell books and collections abound...

Corinth: a brief history

Examining the history of Corinth through ups and downs, wars and successes, from the Neolithic to the late Roman period. Introduction Corinth is an ancient city...

Ancient Greek Love Magic – Spells for Attraction: Aphrodisiacs, Curses, Voodoo Dolls, Secret Names...

In the ancient Greek world not all was fair in war, but it certainly was in love. Unrequited love and sexual desire are the...

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...

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.