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How the Greeks Explained the World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Evaggelos Vallianatos

We selectively abandoned the Greek model of natural philosophy, living in harmony with the natural world, for the illusion of becoming the masters of the natural world and the cosmos.

Dear Justice Alito: Here's What Homosexuality Was Really Like In Ancient Greece

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In Tuesday's Supreme Court hearings, which will determine whether the Constitution protects same-sex marriage and if states must recognize marriages f...

Alone Onstage at the Ancient Greek Theater of Epidavros

Rick Steves | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my great treats is being literally all alone (with a fine local guide) at some of our civilization's greatest sights. With this clip, you're here with me -- late in the day when it's silent and cool -- at Epidavros, the most amazing theater surviving from the ancient world.

What the World Needs Is Love, Not Another New Diet

Maria Benardis | Posted 06.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Benardis

Did you know that the word diet derives from the Greek "diaita"? Meaning "way of life." Dietetics has existed since the days of Hippocrates in Greece...

Quietly Looking at These Beautiful Bodies at the British Museum in Times of Grindr

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

I truly believe that the exhibition Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art, which is currently on show at the British Museum, is not only spectacular, but also very necessary.

WATCH: Step Inside This Mysterious Ancient Tomb

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.11.2015 | Science

Ever wanted to peek inside an ancient tomb? Here's your chance, courtesy of a stunning digital reconstruction (above) of an elaborate tomb found last ...

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 02.03.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 beasts....

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 ye...

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.