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Ancient Greece

The Fifth Crusade

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Europeans own their name and civilization to the Greeks. Yet, more often than not, they remain ungrateful and unfriendly to their benefactors. F...

Gay Marriage: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Kevin Childs | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?

Carrying A Torch For The Ancient Olympics: Lamenting The Loss Of The Games' Gay Soul

Kevin Childs | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

In 393 C.E. the Christian Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the ancient Olympic Games. The nudity, the joy in physical beauty, the sheer exhilarating mix of the Games were at odds with his appropriation of a new religion and much too redolent of the old.

You Already Won the Lottery

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Rich or poor, lucky in life or oppressed by it, we each must eventually accept the lot we were given and play the hand we have been dealt or else be but a pawn in a game where others determine the outcome for us.

PHOTOS: Traveling In The Footsteps of Alexander The Great

Historvius | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

You can discover things along this path that put you at the very heart of Alexander's story, just a heartbeat away from the cities he conquered and even the very people he knew and loved.

"Ancient" Greek Statue Declared A Forgery

AP | Posted 06.03.2012 | Arts

ATHENS, Greece — The statue of the young woman was found in a goat pen outside Athens, and Culture Ministry archaeologists soon declared it a fi...

The Darker Side of Greek Myths

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Vicky Alvear Shecter

It's not my place to shatter the illusion that the Greek myths are anything other than outrageously fascinating and fun stories from worlds long gone.Yet by telling these stories, I wonder if I'm somehow contributing to a culture that continues to blame the victims of violence.

The 15 Embarrassments of the Ancient World

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

World's first fraternity party. Photo: Getty Images/ ZoneCreative What do the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Mausoleu...

The Decline and Rebirth of the Liberal Arts

Nathaniel Whittemore | Posted 05.02.2012 | Education
Nathaniel Whittemore

And as people, even with degrees, have a harder and harder time finding jobs, the question becomes: is higher ed worth it? A whole new world of startups have launched to create learning alternatives to formal higher ed.

Ancient Greece In Modern Chicago!?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts

Do you feel as if you were born in the wrong era? Do you watch "Hercules" on repeat? Act out "The Odyssey" by yourself? Have too much fun at toga part...

See Star-crossed Lovers In "The Broken Heart"

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- If the idea of a posthumous wedding onstage is intriguing, then John Ford's 17th century, darkly-humored drama "The Broken Heart" will hav...

Which Is More Useless: Limbaugh or a Classics Major?

Miranda Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Miranda Frum

I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.

Athens: New World to Emulate

Richard Laermer | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Richard Laermer

After a week here I believe that these leaders are childish and scared to change; and that Greek professional workers will never accept those in power.

Macedonia Vexes Greece With Giant Alexander Statue

AP | By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Macedonia on Tuesday began assembling a controversial 22-meter-high (72-foot-high) bronze statue of Alexander the Great, a monume...

Manthropology: The Science Of The Inadequate Modern Male

Peter McAllister | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter McAllister

I wondered how many other stories about the extraordinary abilities of pre-modern men were true. I decided to find out, starting with that most male of characteristics: physical strength.

QQ3 With Ruby Sky Stiler

Timothy Hull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Timothy Hull

Ruby Sky Stiler's current show, Inherited and Borrowed Types, is a chapter title excerpted from A Handbook of Greek Sculpture, a dusty old book she found at a yard sale years ago.

Santorini: A Blast From the Past

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Little did the ancient Minoans know that their big volcanic blast would some day create big-time tourism.

Artifacts Reveal Ancient Greeks', Romans' Completely Uninhibited Attitudes Towards Sex (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Some look back on early civilizations and shake their heads at how prudish the times were. Well, not so with the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new ex...

Don't Believe Everything the Oracle Tells You

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Instant analysis of election results from a handful of races in an off year election is not very significant one way or the other. We'd be wise not to buy into the tub-thumping or doomsaying of pundits posing as priestesses

Reselling Things That Already Exist

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

For a hot minute, I couldn't decide if this strategy is the dumbest thing since "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" or if it's pure genius. I was stuck with an uncomfortable in-between feeling.