Advertising is an ancient art. In the Babylonian sea ports, merchants hired barkers to announce the arrival of wine, spices, and fabrics. Citizens in Greece hung “Lost” posters in hopes of being reunited with children, jewelry, or slaves. Show More Summary
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network History and literature provide evidence of consistently mild mid-winter weather in ancient Greece, helping climate scientists to reconstruct the past and so understand the future.
[from The Anomalist] "The First Paranormal Investigator Northern Ghost Investigations -- To track this guy down, you have to travel back a mere 2000 years to Greece where a man called Athenodorus Cananites shared his ghostly encounter...Show More Summary
Throughout history, the best data visualizations have served as the public's window onto a complex world. In a time when everything from the endangerment of the Juggalo to Carrie Bradshaw's shoe collection is turned into a clever little chart, it can be easy to dismiss infographics as trendy and inconsequential. Show More Summary
Pelion is a very pivotal location and in ancient times played an important role in Greek commerce and culture. The fact that it is cited in the center of Greece, the physiology, and also the desire of residents to explore and evolve very quickly, made it a great center of the ancient world. Pelion is [...]Show More Summary
SIMIZA, Greece (AP) — In the olive groves around Ancient Olympia, sanctuary of the Greek gods, the Greek Olives Face Squeeze In Efficiency Drive - -
Stephen Messenger provides a lesson: [B]y the 8th century BC in ancient Greece, animals with names began to be recorded in literature. The most famous example perhaps is Odysseus’ faithful hound Argos, whose name means “swift foot,” in Homer’s Odyssey. Other classical texts reveal names of horses, bulls, cows, and even elephants owned by hellenistic […]
How much the world’s armies’ embrace gays THE military and homosexuality do not make natural bedfellows. Though tales from ancient Greece vaunt the heroism of gay soldiers, modern armies are mostly squeamish on the subject. So when New...Show More Summary
Ah, the drinking game…practiced in ancient Greece, as far back as the 4th and 5th centuries. Games involving booze were enjoyed in ancient China, usually incorporating dice, or riddles and questions, that answered incorrectly, required a drink. The simplest drinking games are a sort of endurance contest in which players compete to out-drink each other. [...]
Located across the road from the now dry lake where legend places the birth of ancient Greek sun god Apollo, the Terrace of the Lions preserves the memory of what was once an imposing series of stone lions. The original row of up toShow More Summary
Scandal has surrounded every aspect of the Winter Games in Sochi. From anti-gay remarks to stray dog slaughtering to environmental concerns to shoddy construction to yogurt wars to — well, you get the point But the Sochi Games is far...Show More Summary
Yes, like a slinky. These marble-looking sculptures that look like they're from Ancient Greece are actually completely malleable, deformable, slinky-like art pieces. You see, the sculptures are made from thousands of sheets of paper to appear solid when still. When you tug at the sculpture though, you can stretch it out however you like. Read more...
Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece Pompeii Movie–Who’s Planning to See it? http://ift.tt/1ilTLOU
Robert E. Sherwood's 1936 romantic comedy romp, set in a Europe on the brink of war, gets a respectable showing at Soulpepper Theatre to kick off the 2014 season. The word “idiot” was originally used in ancient Greece to describe a person unconcerned with public affairs like politics, but dedicated to following private pursuits. Show More Summary
Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.
What was in that grog? Scientists analyze ancient Nordic drink Ancient Scandinavians quaffed an alcoholic mixture of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and even grape wine imported from Greece and Rome, new research finds. This Nordic “grog” predates the Vikings. It was found buried in tombs alongside warriors and priestesses, and is now available at liquor stores across [...]
Many objects dug from the earth or drawn from the legends of Nemea could be used to promote the ancient Greek site: the mythological Nemean Lion slain by Hercules in the first of his seven feats; weights lifted by competitors duringShow More Summary
Situated in view of the legendary Mt. Olympus, the archaeological site of Dion is a particularly watery wonderland among the hot and dry Greek summers. Half swamp, half ancient city, the site of Dion is a playground for both archaeologists and naturalists. Show More Summary
posted with permission: Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece. Edited by Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano. Princeton … Continue reading »
Display Title: Why Gore Vidal Refused to Identify as Gay 'Trying to make categories is very American, very stupid, and very dangerous.' Gore Vidal’s refusal to identify as gay was consistent with a man who worshipped ancient Greece, but was out of step with the times in which he lived. read more