Here is a short (but fairly complete) list of things that I am into: magic, heroes, quests, monsters, Ancient Greece, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, thighs, chins, muscles, loincloths, and butts. So IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT about Hercules, the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle opening this Friday! Read more...
Learn the derivation of the word comedy, and find out how comedy developed in ancient Greece.
The most recent Hesperia has an interesting article on the ancient towers of the Paximadi Peninsula on Euboia. This is one of the best know groups of towers in Greece despite their poor state of preservation. Becky Seifried and Bill Parkinson begin their work with the catalogue of 25 towers prepared by Donald Keller in […]
Carvings of large phalluses and accompanying inscriptions point to a lack of taboo toward gay sex in this time period. read more
@Classical Wisdom Weekly Political Scandals of Ancient Greece.
The inscription documents an ongoing sexual relationship between two men in ancient Greece
@Classical Wisdom Weekly The Bible of Ancient Greece.
From ancient Greece to modern Pakistan, the political and cultural emergence of a complex, controversial term.
The Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany, has returned two pieces of ancient Cycladic art to Greece after intense pressure and the museum director’s initial negative response. The two objects are 'the figurine of a woman with a height of 88cm and a copper utensil which resembles a frying pan'. Show More Summary
The Field Museum has announced its plans for a temporary exhibition on Ancient Greece to debut in Chicago in November of 2015. [ more › ]
Two men, a 33-year-old Greek man and an Albanian aged 40, were arrested in Argos, in the Peloponnese on Thursday, and 25 ancient artefacts that are alleged to have been acquired illegally were seized. The Greek was caught red-handed on Wednesday by an undercover police officer posing as a potential buyer and the Albanian national was caught later. Show More Summary
(Phys.org) —Cryptography – the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties, referred to as adversaries – has a long and varied history. In ancient Greece, for example, the Spartan military may have used the so-called scytale transposition cipher to encrypt and decrypt messages. Show More Summary
Christie?s presents the spring sale of Antiquities on June 5th. Comprised of 131 lots, the sale will offer a breadth of superb works of art from the cultures of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East. With estimates ranging from...Show More Summary
Team Chaos has released a big update for their “hatch-three” puzzle game, Dragon Academy. The “Path of the Elder Dragon” expansion brings 48 new levels inspired by ancient Greece in this new episode, with 24 new main campaign levels....Show More Summary
Death Masks have been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egypt and Greece. These cultures used sculpted masks made of gold and gems which were placed over the deceased’s face during burial ceremonies. Perhaps the most famous example of this style would be the Mask of Tutankhamun. Show More Summary
In 2003, Outkast asked the philosophical question, "What's cooler than being cool?" The thought-provoking response shouted back as the answer from an anonymous chorus akin to tragedies performed in ancient Greece? "Ice cold!" Whoah, deep... At the time it was a conversation that really made you think. Show More Summary
In Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy, Professor R. Howard Bloch writes, The ritual denunciation of women constitutes something on the order of a cultural constant, reaching back to the Old Testament as well as to Ancient Greece and extending through the fifteenth century. Show More Summary
Ancient sources tell us that asbestos was used in antiquity for its fireproof properties primarily in textiles and candle wicks. The 2nd century Greek geographer Pausanias in Book I, Chapter 26 of his Description of Greece describes a golden lamp in the temple of Athena that burned all year on a single wick made of [...]
Minotaur not included. From the Minotaur's labyrinth of ancient Greece to the fear-inducing warren of hedges in The Shining to Harry Potter's portkey-bearing Triwizard Tournament labyrinth, mazes have long served as powerful architectural symbols. Now the design firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is putting a contemporary spin on the art of the maze. Read Full Story
Choreographer Trajal Harrell imagines a theatrical threesome between the 1960s Harlem ball scene, postmodern dance and gender performance in ancient Greece. read more