Sunday, October 2, 2022

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...

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...

Ancient Greece, part 2 – Herodotus and the Persian Wars

At the beginning of the fifth century BC, the Achaemenid Persian Empire was the most powerful state in the Ancient Near East. The term ‘Achaemenid’...

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.

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...

Aphrodite, Ancient Grecce’s Embodiment of Beauty

Aphrodite was worshiped in Ancient Greece as the goddess of beauty, love, sexuality, pleasure and the protector of sailors. She was always portrayed as a...

The Life of Achilles and His Participation in the Trojan War

Achilles was a central character in Homer's The Iliad, and he was one of the greatest of the Greek warriors who participated in the...