The Minoan civilization flourished in the middle Bronze Age on the Mediterranean island of Crete from ca. 2000 BCE until...
The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age, from the 15th to the 13th century BCE and extended its influence...
Mycenean Greece and the Orient about 1450 BC
Mycenean Greece and the Orient about 1450 BC. Inset: Reference Map of the Nile Delta.
Our Ancient Cyprus Travel Guide
Lying at the crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus has long been a meeting point for many of...
Bust of the Greek philosopher Plato, mid-1st century CE copy from a 4th century BCE original statue by Silanion. (Vatican...
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.