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The Robot Revolution Is Here

Building a robot has been one of humanitys longest-standing dreams. Mechanical helper beings appear in the stories of ancient civilizations the world over, from Greece to China to Israel. On the flip side, the thought of robots running amok is one of our most enduring collective nightmares, a la Terminator and The Matrix. Show More Summary

From Eve to Pandora: How fear of women haunts our earliest myths

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In 1930, Enid Blyton edited Tales of Ancient Greece. The endeavour was jolly brave when we consider some of the hair-raising myths of the ancient Greeks. But it was, of course, a darling collection with lashings of light-hearted adventure. The collection kicks off with Pandora and the Whispering...

Why Brian Williams would have been an excellent reporter in ancient Greece or Rome

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Brian Williams was born too late. Earlier this month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension and outcry for his termination. His tales of harrowing experiences in the French Quarter during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are...

How did the Ancient Athenians Raise their Sons?

There can be much to learn from our cultural and philosophical forefathers in ancient Greece, even when it comes to how to raise our own sons. The post How did the Ancient Athenians Raise their Sons? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Perhaps Washington just needs a leach or two... If you were sick in ancient Greece your body's chemicals were simply off-kilter- -a bad mix of the four bodily humors: blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. Handy-dandy chart courtesy...Show More Summary

Travel to the Mainland of Greece – Episode 449 Transcript

transcript of Travel to the Mainland of Greece – Episode 449 Chris: Amateur Traveler, episode 449. Today, the Amateur Traveler talks about ancient oracles, medieval monasteries and, of course, the Acropolis, as […] The post Travel to...Show More Summary

Take A Virtual Trip Through The Amphipolis Tomb In Its Original State

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Discovered only three years ago, the Amphipolis Tomb is the largest burial monument ever discovered in Greece. A new 3D representation of the tomb reveals just how gorgeous this ancient structure really was. Read more...

Porsche Design Agnodice Doctor Bag: Engineered for Greatness

When it came time to name Porsche Design’s new doctor bag, they settled aptly on the moniker of the first female physician in ancient Greece, Agnodice. This woman was the original feminist. She pretended to be a man in order to get the education necessary to practice medicine... Show More Summary

Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the greatest reporter smackdown ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nkPDWJiovA International soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the closest thing in sports we have to the mythical gods of ancient Greece.  Not only is he a gifted athlete, here he shows off his reasoning skills that can bring a poor reporter to his knees. Show More Summary

Sparta's Ancient Roots: Homer's Helen

Helen of Sparta – What Homer’s Helen tells us about Sparta Raphael Sealey in his study Women and Law in Classical Greece (Chapel Hill: 1990) makes a strong case that the marriage customs and status of women as portrayed in the works of Homer are incompatible with customs in classical Athens. Show More Summary

Exhibition of two painted bronze sculptures by Georg Baselitz and Mark Grotjahn opens at Gagosian Athens

last monthArts : Artdaily

Gagosian Athens presents ?Natural Histories,? an exhibition of two painted bronze sculptures by Georg Baselitz and Mark Grotjahn. When the figurative sculptures of ancient Greece and Rome were unearthed during the Renaissance, they were in a dismembered state, eroded, and had lost nearly all of their original color. Show More Summary

Two Thousand Stolem Coins Returned to Greece

"A total of 2,607 ancient coins seized on September 9, 2011, in the luggage of a Greek citizen travelling by car to Munich have been repatriated from Germany, according to a Greek Culture Ministry announcement. Members of an antiquities smuggling criminal organization dismantled in March 2012 were involved in the case. Show More Summary

?9 Gods The Ancient Romans Didn't Just Steal From The Greeks

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We know that the ancient Greeks had a massively entertaining sets of gods and goddesses. So it's no wonder that when Rome conquered Greece, they replaced their own dull pantheon with renamed versions of Zeus, Athena, and the others. But not all Roman gods were Greek copies — here are a few of the more important ones. Read more...

Grecian tomb formula

Mystery of Greece’s Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries A vast tomb built in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece contains the ancient remains of five people, archaeologists announced on Monday, deepening the mystery as to who it was dedicated to. Archaeologists unearthed bones from at least five people, including a woman aged [...]

In Mystery Greek Tomb, Bones From 5 Corpses

A giant tomb found in Greece's Macedonia region over the summer contains more than simply sphinxes and a mosaic. Researchers say bones found at the ancient Amphipolis site are from at least five people—including a newborn and a 60-year-old woman, the country's Culture Ministry said in a statement today....

Skeletons from mysterious ancient Greek tomb to be identified next month

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Bones from at least five people, including a baby and an elderly woman, were identified in a massive tomb in Greece dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, the culture ministry said Monday. “A minimum number of five people have been identified from bone remains, four of whom were...

Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?

In ancient Greece the rules of beauty were all important. Things were good for men who were buff and glossy. And for women, fuller-figured redheads were in favour - but they had to contend with an ominous undercurrent, historian Bettany Hughes explains. Show More Summary

"A full-lipped, cheek-chiselled man in Ancient Greece knew... that his beauty was a blessing... and that his perfect exterior hid an inner perfection."

"For the Greeks a beautiful body was considered direct evidence of a beautiful mind. They even had a word for it - kaloskagathos - which meant being gorgeous to look at, and hence being a good person."

Pointe-à-Callière presents the largest exhibition on ancient Greece ever produced in North America

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is presenting the world premiere of the original exhibition The Greeks ? Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. The exhibition spans over 5,000 years of Greek history and culture...Show More Summary

That's Rather Hideous: This 'Neo-Classical' House in California is Just Really Bad

If a high-schooler learning about ancient Greece combined forces with a high-schooler learning about the Napoleonic wars, and they set their minds to building a show house, the result might look something like this perplexing four-bedroom abode in Chula...

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