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Ancient Greece

Ancient Dog Tombs: Greek/Roman Epitaphs, Funerals, & Qu...

September 19, 2020

Dogs have played an important role in human history. (Fine Art Photographic Library/CORBIS via Getty Images) Dogs are man's best friend, but that isn't just a...

The First Olympics Ever: A Veritable Free-For-All Of Ma...

September 5, 2020

Ah, the Olympics, when the world sets aside its differences and sends its best athletes for a few weeks of friendly competition in the name of sportsmanship ...

Hosting The Olympics: Cons Of The Olympics Coming To Yo...

August 15, 2020

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, Greece, where locals met every four years to play a number of athletic games in honor of the ruler o...

Agnodice: The First Female Doctor Who Disguised As A Ma...

May 18, 2020

Today, roughly equal numbers of men and women study medicine, but for centuries, women were prohibited from the practice. That didn't stop Agnodice, a Greek ...

Themiscyra: The Ancient Real-Life Version Of The Amazon...

April 28, 2020

One of the more fascinating stories from ancient mythology is that of the Amazon women. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) In Greek mythology, the Amazons wer...

Trojan Horse: The Greeks Entered Troy On This Day In 11...

April 24, 2020

It's gone down in history as one of the most unconventional military moves, but we have to give props to the strategist who came up with an ingenious way to ...

The Sacred Band Of Thebes: An Army Of 300 Gay Lovers

August 28, 2019

Symposium scene, ca 480-490 BC, decorative fresco from the north wall of the Tomb of the Diver at Paestum, Italy. Source: (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Archaeologica...