Greek Culture

The culture of Greece is one that is rich and historic. Greece has been an important part of aspects of culture, medicine, science and philosophy.  In this section you will find helpful articles about many aspects of Greek culture, including modern Greek history, ancient Greek history, Greek mythology and much more!




Hebe – Greek Goddess of Youth

Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth in Greek mythology, is one of those goddesses that you may not have heard of before. This is because she is a relatively obscure mem... Read More

All About the Ionian Revolt

The Ionian Revolt was a military rebellion that took place in Ionia, Antolia, which was part of Ancient Greece. It was associated with many other military rebellions... Read More

Six Labors of Theseus

When Theseus was young, he was brought up in Troezen, which is a small city that lies to the south of Athens. He was raised by his mother, who never told him who his... Read More

History of Epicureanism

The Ancient Greeks were particularly known for their innovations in philosophical thought. Although philosophers such as Socrates are amongst the most well known, th... Read More

Pheidon – The Tyrant of Argos

Argos is one of the oldest city-states in all of Ancient Greece. It also became one of the most powerful, but before that happened, it went through a period of polit... Read More

What to Know About Minoan Art

The Minoan Civilization existing during the Bronze Age, long before the Classical Period of Ancient Greece. They were a thriving, peaceful culture that had a foothol... Read More

All About the Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, which took place in 480 B.C., was possibly the single most important naval victory in all of Ancient Greece. In fact, there are those who say ... Read More

All About the Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates, which took place in 339 B.C., is probably one of the most famous trials in history. Socrates was a philosopher on Ancient Greece who was born ... Read More

Clio – Muse of History

In the Greek mythological tradition, there are a total of nine muses and each one of them has her own purpose. However, like many of the ancient myths, there are som... Read More

The Real Story of Pheidippides

Pheidippides, also referred to as Philippides, was the messenger soldier who famously ran a long distance from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens in order to tell... Read More

The Story of Pygmailion

There aren’t just gods and goddesses who make up the stories in Greek mythology. Often, the master story tellers from Ancient Greece tell of mortals who have h... Read More

All About Hookah in Greece

Although the idea of smoking out of a water pipe was actually invented in India in the 1500’s,  the practice of smoking using a hookah, or water pipe, is a co... Read More

Summary of the Kings of Greece

Although the Ancient Greeks are the ones who actually invented democracy, it took some time before it really became established in the country. Greece achieved its i... Read More

What is the Kingdom of Greece?

When Greece officially became independent from the Ottoman Empire back in 1832, the people’s first impulse is that they wanted to organize the government into... Read More

Who Was Narcissus?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a narcissist is someone who is egotistical or egocentric. This means that when we call someone a narcissist, we imply tha... Read More

Chronology of Ancient Greece

When many of us think of Ancient Greece, we often don’t realize just how vast it was. The truth is, “Ancient Greece” refers to a set period of time... Read More

Greeks Invented the First Crane

A crane is a mechanical object that is designed to lift heavy objects. Modern cranes have ropes, a winder, and sheaves. This device can lift heave objects off the gr... Read More

Greeks Invented the Catapult

Although the catapult was popularized during the Middle Ages of Europe, it was actually the Ancient Greeks who invented it. In fact, even though the catapult designs... Read More

Greeks Invented Democracy

Did you know that many of the things we enjoy in modern society were invented by the Ancient Greeks? One of the most important of these is the system of democracy th... Read More