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What Can Thucydides and the Plague of Athens Teach Us in Coronavirus Times?

By Chris Mackie, Professor of Classics, La Trobe University* The coronavirus is concentrating our minds on the fragility of human existence in the face of...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

By Joel Christensen* In the fifth century BC, the playwright Sophocles began “Oedipus Tyrannos” with the title character struggling to identify the cause of a...

The Spectacular and Long-Lost Ancient Greek City of Thouria

The ancient Greek city of Thouria, located in the southern Peloponnese, is among the cities which managed to thrive and become important centers all...

Greece Celebrates 72 Years Since the Dodecanese Islands Joined the Country

The Dodecanese — the island archipelago which literally means ''The Twelve Islands'' -- officially joined their motherland of Greece 72 years ago today. On March 7,...

Major British Newspapers Side With Greece Over Parthenon Sculptures

Two of Great Britain's most prominent newspapers, the Sunday Times and the Guardian, printed opinion and editorial articles respectively over the weekend in which...

Carnival in Naoussa, The Unique Tradition With Ancient Greek Roots

Greece is a country where the annual Carnival season is closely linked to its rich and very ancient folklore tradition. Dozens of beloved local festivities...

The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

Leucocarpa, also known as leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known...

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard...

Greek Language Day: The Mother of All Western Languages

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of...

The Unknown Story of the Greeks Who Shaped the Latin Alphabet

The Latin alphabet is undoubtedly the world's most recognizable form of written language, whose history goes back in time to the eras of ancient...

The Forgotten Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus

February 1, 1914 was a historic day for the fate of the Greek communities of Northern Epirus, a geographical region northwest of Greece, where...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality...

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