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Ancient Greeks

The Classics and Their Relevance Today

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." -- Sigmund Freud History is ...

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...

Is Ecology Subversive?

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

One of the discoveries I made during my 25-year tenure at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was ecology. Of course, I had heard of ecology bef...

Adopt an Ancient Theatre

Stavros Benos | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stavros Benos

Diazoma is a citizens' platform, which, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, tries to put the love for monuments and cultural heritage of Greece into practice. Diazoma focuses on the restoration of ancient venues for spectators and audiences and the focusing of resources necessary for their rehabilitation.

Hamlet and our Problems: Reimagining and Recharging Teachers in the Era of Common Core

Stephen Chiger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Stephen Chiger

If learning is so great, after all, shouldn't our students see us doing it all the time? Shouldn't we be encouraged to be hungry for new ideas the way we tell our children to be?

What Are Heroes Made of?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Lorie Karnath

Heroes such as imagined by the ancient Greeks, and exemplified by individuals like Neil Armstrong -- whose actions shift paradigms and extend horizons -- are proving increasingly difficult to come by. At a number of levels this is due to the development of new technologies.

A Greek Movement for a Better World

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Greeks invented epic and tragic poetry, history, philosophy, science, political theory and democracy, the civilian control of the military, secula...

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...

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.

Fall of Spider-Man Director Is Not "Stuff of Greek Drama"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Everyone connected with this over-hyped, accident-riddled mega-production -- at $65 million, Broadway's most expensive -- needs to take a long, deep breath and, at long last, get a reality check.

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.

Mad Men Season 4, Episode 6 -- Dissolving Identity and the Female Gaze

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Janet Turley

Don, the ultimate charlatan, is imploding under his identity crisis. He's so drunk throughout most of the episode that he becomes unconscious of his actions.

Perfecting the Paranoid Style in 500 BC and 2009

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lapham's Quarterly

If Glenn Beck's days as the center of attention are numbered, as David Brooks claims they are, it will not be because of his coarseness or his rejectionism, but because of his imperviousness to doubt.

"There Are Tears in Things, and Mortality Touches the Mind"

Tim O'Reilly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim O'Reilly

We visited the Athenian Agora and the Archaeological Museum, and in both places, it was the touch of mortality that brought the most significance to the day.

The Best Medicine

Caroline Hirsch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Hirsch

As the economy collapses and political scandals keep flaring up like bad rashes, where should America turn for answers? What's going to keep us from falling apart? The answer: laughter.

Internet Users More Mobile, Curious And Able To Unite Against Religious Right

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Obama might become the first president in U.S. history to be able to get real participation from the people by harnessing the web to weave new coalitions and bring people together to solve problems.

Original Meaning of the Olympic Games

Alex Pattakos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Pattakos

Even though the ancient Olympic Games were fiercely competitive, their peaceful nature was always a distinguishing characteristic that made them unique.

Ancient Greek "Computer" Deciphered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York Times reports: The Antikythera Mechanism, sometimes called the first analog computer, was recovered more than a century ago in the wrec...

Odysseus' Return Date From Trojan War Discovered, Scholars Say

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Using clues from star and sun positions mentioned by the ancient Greek poet Homer, scholars think they have determined the date whe...

Did The Ancient Greeks Practice Brain Surgery?

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Greek archaeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed rare evidence of what they believe was brain surgery performed nearly 1,800 years ago on a young...