Ancient Greek parents had the right to expose a newborn child. Poor families with too many children, parents who only wanted sons, or girls who had been raped may not have been inclined to raise the child.
Theagenes of Thasos was the most famous boxer of antiquity. His father was rumored to have been Hercules himself; a phantom of the immortal hero was said to have had intercourse with the mother of Theagenes in the likeness of Timosthenes, a priest.
The philosophers of ancient Greece make up a formidable group of individuals as they debate the nature of truth and seek knowledge of first causes in an architectural setting that resembles the interior of the Basilica of St. Peter.
Heinrich Schliemann was a lucky man. As he removed the earth from the fifth grave he had discovered at Mycenae, he discovered three male bodies;
There was no limit to the usefulness of pottery and the industry created many different types of clay vessels to satisfy the requirements of clients.
Many strange tales have been told about the ancient Spartans. Soldiers had to stand naked in public every ten days to ensure they were fit and ready for battle.
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
During Barack Obama’s final overseas trip as President of the United States, his visit to Greece did not face any diplomatic hindrances. Nevertheless, he found himself faced with a community