The Erechtheion temple of the Athenian acropolis was constructed between 421 and 406 BCE. The temple was built to house...
Erechtheion Entrance Facade
The six Ionic columns of the front entrance of the Erechtheion temple on the Athenian acropolis which was constructed between...
Erechtheion Floor Plan
A floor plan of the Erechtheion on the Athenian acropolis, constructed 421-406 BCE. On the right, indicated in purple...
Exploring Hadrian’s Athens
Hadrian was a dedicated philhellene who admired Greek culture and did his best to be accepted and admired by the Greeks...
Facade, Library of Hadrian, Athens
The north facade of the Library of Hadrian, Athens. c. 132-134 CE
Genocide in the Ancient World
Introduction Genocide is often viewed as a particular feature of our own current age. This perception largely stems...
Grave Relief for Euxenides
Grave relief for Euxenides, Athens, 330 BCE. Marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento...
Greece's Top Ten Stops
The fortified ghost town of Vathia, on Greece's Mani Peninsula, was once as wild as our Wild West. (photo: Rick Steves...
The ancient Greeks were particularly concerned with such fundamental questions as who should rule and how? Should sovereignty...
Although the male citizen, with his full legal status, right to vote, hold public office, and own property, may well...