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Ancient Greece

Mystery Tomb Just Got A Lot More Mysterious

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

A lavish ancient tomb in northeastern Greece is a lot more crowded than previously thought. The three-chamber tomb, which dates back to the 4th Cen...

Homecoming Greek-Style

Dean Karnazes | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Karnazes

It is a tremendous honor to be affiliated with the Navarino Challenge and witness all the good this event does for the Greek economy and for the Greek people. But more than that, it is a supreme delight to watch all the smiling faces crossing that finish line. OPA!

'World's First Computer' May Be Even Older Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

For more than a century, scientists have been scratching their heads over a strange clocklike device recovered from a shipwreck off the Greek island o...

12 Gifts Ancient Greece Gave To The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

It's easy to forget just how much credit we owe the brilliant minds of ancient Greece. They are responsible for so many of the world's early steps int...

Ancient Bones May Help Solve Mystery Of Elaborate Tomb

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

Archaeologists in Greece may be one step closer to solving the mystery of an elaborate tomb that dates back to the 4th Century B.C. and the reign of A...

Ancient Disk's Mysterious Code Finally Cracked

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Science

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek isl...

The Perpetual Black Liars

Nicolas B. Aziz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicolas B. Aziz

Black people have been dehumanized and disregarded in America since its inception; and it is thus time for us to truly realize that this country is not "one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Ancient Women of 300's Persia, Greece, and Beyond

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Now if only there were about three hundred more 300's. Maybe not in blood and gore but movies with kick-ass women from ancient Persia and Greece. Then, more people would surely get what has so captivated me about Amytis, Cassandane, and Atossa. Um... who, you ask?

Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Parthenon was the jewel of Greek religion. Like an ageless celestial mirror, it also reflected the power, patriotism, democracy and artistic and technical achievements of Athens, the premier Greek polis in the fifth century BCE.

The Super Gay History of the Olympics

Jason Anthony | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Anthony

I hate to break it to you, Vlad. You've made a poor choice of venue for this one. Cause the Olympics are really, really gay. I'm not talking figure skating, or the two-man luge. I'm talking about the great Olympics of the ancient Greeks.

Science Is Thinking About the World in the Greek Way

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Science has always been a contested terrain, especially its origins. In early twentieth century, the British scholar Richard Livingstone explained s...

SOLVED: Mystery Of Ancient Warring Elephants

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

The mystery of an ancient battle between two warring troops of elephants has been solved, thanks to a modern genetic analysis of the lumbering beast...

Bronze Age Warriors Were Also Big-Time Barbecuers, New Research Suggests

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

CHICAGO — The ancient Mycenaeans have a reputation as palace-builders and warriors, but they were also quite sophisticated cooks. More than 3,000 y...

No Really, CrossFit Helped Me Understand Achilles

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicky Alvear Shecter

The day I completed the "Murph" -- named after Lieutenant Michael Murphy from Patchogue, NY, who died in Afghanistan -- I finally understood the connection. By going deeper into the "being-ness" of physicality, we honored what he had lost. It made a kind of weird sense.

What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

“I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them," writer and classicist Edith Hamilton once said. The Greeks have one of the oldest cul...

A Healing Medicine for Greece: The Thought of Adamantios Korais

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

During my graduate history studies at the University of Wisconsin in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I came across Adamantios Korais. This was a Greek...

Google Gives Information: Knowledge Promotes Empowerment

Karen Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Karen Gross

Debating information matters but it does not necessarily mobilize voters. How do we curb disenfranchisement -- whether caused by political or discriminatory reasons?

Health in the Ancient Greek World

Sandra Marinopoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Sandra Marinopoulos

The evolution of ancient medical practices -- how the Greeks of the Homeric period linked sickness and disease with the supernatural, tying them to the wrath of the gods -- is what this new exhibition will be all about.

Why Greek Americans Should Be NY Jets Fans

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.

A Sicily Trip Isn't Complete Without Visiting This City

Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel

A trip to Sicily, Italy isn’t complete without a taste of their cream-filled cannoli and a visit to the many UNESCO world heritage sites, one of wh...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Ancient 'Strip Mall' Discovered At Seaside Site

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science

Along the scenic coast of the northern Aegean Sea, archaeologists have uncovered a Greek portico, which, 2,500 years ago, would have been a bustling ...

Purpose in the Natural World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Ecology emerged out of Greek thought. But like the rest of Greek science, ecological ideas from Aristotle and other Greek natural philosophers went th...

Why the West Plunders Greece

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The plunder of Greece by Western Europe goes back to the Romans. Despite their admiration for Greek culture, they made Greece a colony in 146 BCE. Fro...

Was A Drought The Downfall Of Ancient Greece?

Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience staff writer: A 300-year drought may have caused the demise of several Mediterranean cultures, including ancient Greece, ...