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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...

Greeks Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Ancient Tradition of Martis

Spring is (almost) in the air in Greece, and Greeks will soon begin preparations to welcome the new season by celebrating an ancient annual...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed Greece (video)

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which...

Spending a Day in Athens’ Plaka District

Visiting the Plaka district in Athens is an experience that stays with travelers for a lifetime. With its colorful neoclassic buildings and ruins waiting to...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds -- those of children -- recently found themselves answering a...

Ancient Greece Comes to Life in 12 New Video Games

In the world of video gaming, using Ancient Greece for a backdrop is trending more than ever. But that shouldn't be surprising, considering that...

Oregano: The Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb

Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two when it came to herbs. One that they simply could not do without is oregano. They cherished the...

New Year’s Eve in Ancient Times

Contrary to what some may believe, celebrating the advent of the New Year on January 1st amidst the cold bleakness of winter is actually...

The Ancient Greek Roots of Christmas Celebrations

Christmas is one of the the most important -- and perhaps the most treasured -- celebration of Christianity, filled with joy and love. Countries...

Restoring The Parthenon: Impressive Scenes From The Symbol of Western Civilization

The restoration of the Parthenon, the global symbol of Western Democracy and civilization as well as Greece's most famous monument is not something new....

One Arrest Made as Ancient Artifacts Found in House in Grevena

Seventeen ancient archaeological treasures have been discovered in the house of a resident of the West Macedonian city of Grevena. The Hellenic Police arrested the...

Ancient City of Tenea Unearthed in Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced that archaeologists discovered residential areas at a site identified as the ancient city of Tenea in Peloponnese. It is...

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