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!




Creation Myth of Greek Mythology

In Ancient Greece, the mythological stories were more than just entertaining tales. They existed to help the Ancient Greeks better understand the world around them. ... Read More

Why Do Greeks Play Tavli?

Tavli, also known as backgammon, is a popular game in Greece. There are tavli tournaments, people play in their homes, and they also play it while out, especially at... Read More

Get to Know the Seleucid Empire

By the time Alexander the Great had passed on, his empire spanned through the ancient world. After his death, many of his generals took control of different pieces o... Read More

About Pontus – God of the Sea

When most people think of Greek sea gods, Poseidon usually comes to mind. Poseidon is the most famous of sea gods in Greek mythology. However, Poseidon is just one o... Read More

Get to Know the First Punic War

Taking place between 264 and 241 B.C., the First Punic War saw a major power struggle occur between the three leading Mediterranean cultures of Greece, Rome, and Car... Read More

History of the Battle of Alamana

Greece had been occupied by the Ottoman Empire for around 400 years, but that all changed because of the Greek War of Independence. Many battles were fought during t... Read More

Myth of the Old Man of the Sea

There are many different types of figures in Greek mythology, and not all of them are gods and goddesses. There is a curious character in some of the stories known..... Read More

About General Theodoros Pangalos

Theodoros Pangalos was a lieutenant-general who led the revolt that took place in September of 1922. This led to a series of events that would end with him as presid... Read More

About Battus I of Cyrene

Unlike Modern Greece, Ancient Greece was made up of a series of kingdoms, colonies, and city-states. Each of these places had its own leaders and historical figures.... Read More

Get to Know the Greek Senate

There were a lot of forms of government that Greece has undergone since the War for Independence. After the country achieved independence from the Ottoman Turks, it ... Read More

About Aeneas of Greek Mythology

The Trojan War was one of the pivotal occurrences in Greek Mythology, and there were many heroes that were part o that story. Aeneas was one of these heroes, and... ... Read More

Overview of the Plague of Athens

Plagues and pandemics have been around for thousands of years. In fact, Athens had a particularly notable one that started in 430 BC, around the time when Athens was... Read More

All About the Siege of Rhodes

By the time the Siege of Rhodes took place in 1522, the era of the Crusades had been over for about a century. But the battle that occurred on the Greek... Read More

Know the Epirus Revolt of 1854

Greece has been through a lot in modern times, and the struggles began with the country’s push to be freed form the Ottoman Empire. The Epirus Revolt of 1854 w... Read More

Conquests of Alexander the Great

In 336 B.C., King Philip II of Macedon was assassinated, leaving his son, Alexander, to take over. A brilliant military strategist, Kind Philip began to expand Maced... Read More

Golden Age of Greek Mythology

Greek mythology has some of the most recognizable stories in literature. These stories cover a variety of themes, such as  lust, greed, anger, love and jealousy. An... Read More

About Flokati Rugs from Greece

When you visit Greece, one thing you will notice is that there are often herds of sheep that dot the countryside. These sheep roam through through the mountains and ... Read More