Play and childhood in ancient Greece
The traditional games of children are the maximum exponent of a people’s culture of play, and though these games...
A polis (plural: poleis) was the typical structure of a community in the ancient Greek world. A polis consisted of...
Protagoras of Abdera: Of All Things Man Is The Measure
Protagoras of Abdera (c. 490 - c.420 BCE) is most famous for his claim that "Of all things the measure is Man...
Sailing Advice from Hesiod, the Farmer-Poet
At long last we make first contact with the Greeks! Today we try to cover the earliest periods of Greek colonization...
Satyrs Making Wine
Satyrs making wine, dionysian bas-relief from altar of unknown date, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome
Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome is the exhibition catalogue of a landmark show at the Getty Villa...
Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for...
Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
The temple of Poseidon was constructed in approx. 440 B.C., over the ruins of a temple dating from the Archaic Period...
Thales of Miletus
Traditionally regarded as the first Western philosopher and mathematician, Thales of Miletus (a Greek colony on the west...
The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 3: Empire of the Mind
EPISODE 3: EMPIRE OF THE MIND The final segment describes how Athens, at the height of her glory, engaged in a suicidal...