Mount Taygetus dominated the skyline of ancient Sparta and inspired fear to any newborn male Spartan. Soon after the birth, the father brought the infant before a group of elders, who closely examined the child.
Pottery was ubiquitous in classical antiquity. At a time when metal was expensive, and glass was a luxury out of reach for the majority of households, clay became a cheap and durable material that could be employed for a bewildering variety of purposes
Eustathius of Thessalonica (c. 1115-1195) was an educated Byzantine scholar, who wrote commentaries on ancient Greek poets, theological treatises, and an account of the sack of Thessaloniki by the Romans in 1185.
Ancient Macedonia was endowed with abundant natural resources. There were fertile plains with navigable rivers extending far to the interior.
The Despotate of the Morea is a Study Abroad program that allows participants to delve into the process whereby two different cultures and societies mingle and create something new.
A long time ago, in an island far, far away, there lived a bronze giant called Talos. He was an automaton and circled the island three times each day, scanning the open sea for any sign of enemy ships.
The Cycladic Civilization is an innovative Study Abroad program designed to introduce participants to the beauty of the first culture to develop in the central Aegean Sea in Greece.
Eros, the Greek god of love and sexual desire (the word eros, which is found in the Iliad by Homer, is a common noun meaning sexual desire), a force older
How did ancient Greeks celebrate the change of year? There was no New Year’s celebration as we know it today, but instead, ancient Greeks held festivals throughout the year influenced
A stunning work of art etched on a gemstone no larger than an inch and a half was revealed after researchers washed away thousands of years of limestone and grime.
Why study the Classics? Classics offers, at least on a superficial analysis, little in the way of short-term gains or practical real-world benefit. Have you heard about all of our
Greek archaeologists have unearthed a large part of an ancient theater in Thouria, near the current-day port town of Kalamata in the Peloponnese, the country’s Ministry of Culture announced on
For centuries, scholars have mined the verse of Greek lyric poet Sappho, Plato’s “tenth Muse“, for clues about her life. Her biography remains speculation: Most of her poetry was lost, and what’s left
When it comes to the Greek language, we actually know more words than we think we do. In the book titled “You Speak Greek, You Just Don’t Know It” by Annie Stefanides,
Mentor was created in late 2014, focusing on cultural/educational tourism, the management of cultural organisations, as well as the strategic tourism development planning of areas with strong cultural character. Our
Why some people are successful and happy, while others are not? Who are the modern successful people? What was the definition of being successful in ancient times? Do we have
When it comes to Mother’s Day we naturally turn to mothers close to us to express our appreciation and love for them for everything they have done for the children
In Homer‘s classic epic poem, The Odyssey, Mentor (Greek: Μέντωρ, gen.: Μέντορος), was both friend and counsellor to Odysseus (also known by the Latin name Ulysses). Odysseus, king of Ithaca, fights in the Trojan War and entrusts the
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (March 8th), established by the United Nations in 1977 in order to ensure equal rights and opportunities for women, let’s time-travel back to the 5th
Late February to mid-March used to be the period when ancient Greeks celebrated the Anthesteria (or the Flower Festival for some). Amongst others, it was a celebration of the beginning