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The Battle at Marathon Which Saved Western Civilization 2,500 Years Ago

It was in September in the year 490 BC when, just 42 kilometers (26 miles) outside of Athens, a vastly-outnumbered army of brave soldiers...

Gossip as a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

In Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs, a nosy slave listens to his master's conversations and spreads them around town, resulting in his master's horrible misfortunes. The Aristophanes...

The Platonic Academy of Athens: The World’s First University

Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ''The Academy'', was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC and located a couple of...

The Ancient Greek Model Who Disrobed For Her Freedom

Phryne the Thespian was a notable hetaira, or courtesan, of Athens, who has been remembered throughout the millennia for her dramatic trial which she...

Everyday Life in Ancient Athens

Everyday life in Ancient Athens of the Hellenistic era was more intellectually stimulating, and exciting, than in most ancient cities mainly due to the...

Ancient Greece: Growing up in Athens and Sparta

Despite the fact that they shared the same heritage and language, ancient Spartans and ancient Athenians were very different, and the two city-states were not...

Take an Interactive Trip to Pericles-era Athens (photos)

An interactive virtual-reality show of ancient Athens during the golden era of Pericles will premier on March 24 in the Greek capital. The Interactive Tour...

Shackled Skeletons Might Tell Story of Rise of Ancient Athens

Archaeologists are to study shackled skeletons found at the ancient cemetery in the Faliro port city in order to understand the rise of the...

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