Monday, March 8, 2021

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 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...

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 Parthenon

When you think of Greece, you think of the Parthenon. It remains today the ideal of Classical architecture and artistic design. The Parthenon stands today...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...