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
"All Our Tragic," Sean Graney's attempt to turn the 32 surviving tragedies from Ancient Greece into one single, epic narrative, will form the centerpiece of the fall season of The Hypocrites, the company said on Tuesday.
Novelty: A History of the New by Michael North was a pretty fascinating read. Basically, North tries to explain various ideas of “newness” in the arts and philosophy, from Ancient Greece to the modernists. His view is that Parmenides gets the first word, and then there are periodic shifts around some fairly well-defined poles. Show More Summary
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ancient Greeks chiseled their messages, often rude or boastful, into marble. They would probably be amazed how the illicit art form has evolved in the country's capital centuries later.
Words By DrHipHop85 He’s already conquered ancient Egypt as the Scorpion King, now the man formerly known as “The Rock” is coming to theaters this summer to kick ass all over ancient Greece as the legendary hero Hercules. If I recall...Show More Summary
In ancient Greece and Rome, there were many ritual tattoos, there was also the first tattoo was used as a punishment of offenders. important date in the history of tattoo is in 1891, when the electric typewriter was invented for tattoos American O’Reilly. However, during the first half of the twentieth century, the art of […]
Calling Breeze–Agencia model Achilleas Venos is at the center of our latest exclusive, playing sculpted muse to photographer Joey Leo. Outfitted by Theodore Leventakis in fashions that fuse a romantic outlook on ancient Greece with a little fantasy, Achilleas shines in a varied wardrobe. Show More Summary
A Greek archaeologist says she has discovered 20 new burials near Macedonia's ancient capital in northern Greece, and some could tentatively be associated with the early Macedonian kings. Five new royal tombs have come to light during...Show More Summary
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