Sunday, October 2, 2022

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...

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...

Parts of a Basic Greek Temple

Though temples varied in size and sometimes design, there were basic parts that were incorporated into every ancient Greek temple. Though temples varied in size...

Ancient Greece, part 1 – The Origins of Athens

Up to the middle of the twentieth century, students of Ancient History had always been taught that the Greeks were actually ‘Aryan’ invaders from...

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...

Ancient Greece, part 7 – Greek Drama

The Origins of Greek Drama If there is one thing that we know to definitely have been invented for the first time in the city...

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...

Ancient Greece, part 6 – Greek Religion and Philosophy

Understanding Greek Religion In order to understand Greek religion, it is necessary for us to make a leap of the imagination. One of the barriers to...

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...

Ancient Greece, part 8 – Art and Architecture

The Origins of Greek Art In the nineteenth century, it was generally believed that Greek art had developed by itself with little or no outside...