Thursday, September 29, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The Last Stand of the Spartans

The most famous of all holding actions in military history where 300 Spartans made an Alamo of a mountain pass in Greece. The Battle of...

Cypriote Ships – Archaic Shipbuilding Techniques

Archaic vessels give a strong impression of the skill of Cypriote boat builders for a variety of purposes – fishing, coastal transport and transporting...

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...

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...