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!




History of Tunnels in Greece

When visiting Greece, one thing you are sure to notice is the sheer number of tunnels that are located throughout the country. These tunnels are usually located in m... Read More

Get to Know Duris of Samos

Duris of Samos was an Ancient Greek historian who was born around 350 BC and died sometime after the death of King Lysimachus in 281 BC. He lived on the Greek island... Read More

Get to Know Cretan Hieroglyphs

Most people don’t realize this, but a form of hieroglyphs originated in Ancient Greece. Hieroglyph characters may represent a sound, syllable, or a word, and a... Read More

Get to Know the Greek Civil War

The Greek Civil War was a conflict that had two phases. The first phase took place from 1943 to 1944. The second phase took place in 1944. The war itself overlapped ... Read More

Collapse of the Greek Bronze Age

The Bronze Age was a lucrative time period for the Ancient Greeks. During these three millennia, the Greeks experience economic, technological and cultural progress.... Read More

History of the Achaean League

The Achaean League was a Greek confederation that operated from the 5th Century BC to 146 AD. Comprised of several city-state, the League was created as merely a def... Read More

Get to Know Ioannis Kapodistrias

When Greece won their independence from the Ottoman Empire, the country was in turmoil. Although the Greeks were united in their goal to defeat the Turks and become ... Read More

Theseus of Greek Mythology

We tend to associate the Greek mythological stories with the gods, goddesses, and other mythological creatures. However, there are also some mortals who have become ... Read More

About The 12 Labors of Hercules

Hercules is arguably the most famous demi-god of Greek mythology. He and his deeds are represented in art, literature, and film over the centuries. His deeds were ev... Read More

What to Know Helladic Chronology

Helladic Chronology is a dating system used to decipher art and archaeology in ancient Greece. It serves as a way of looking at The Minoan Civilization. The primary ... Read More

Eris – Greek Goddess of Strife

Greek Mythology often has references to gods that are filled with chaos and conflict . These gods were often an embodiment of the other side of divine beings, some o... Read More

About the Spartan Hegemony

In Greek history, the Spartan hegemony represents the apex of Spartan influence over the rest of the Greek city-states during the period from 404-371 B.C. Throughout... Read More

All About Seneca the Younger

Although Seneca the Younger was born into the Roman Empire, it happened during a time when Greece was part of the Byzantine Empire. His life and work had a direct im... Read More

About the Greek Goddess Lyssa

Lyssa, also spelled Lytta, was the Greek goddess of rage and crazed fury. She also controlled rabies in animals. When the Romans adopted Greek mythology, they gave h... Read More

Learn About the Byzantine Army

The Roman Empire divided into the western European conquests, and the eastern, or Byzantine, Empire which had Constantinople for its throne. The Byzantine Army pushe... Read More

How Did Hercules Die?

The Greek myths surrounding Hercules paint him as a demigod who had a remarkable amount of strength. His father, Zeus, was king of the gods. His mother was a mortal ... Read More

About the Heraean Games

As many athletes and historians know, the Olympics were initially organized in honor of the 12 Olympian gods of Greece. Yet, in the middle of the 6th century BC, the... Read More

What is the Peace of Antalcidas?

The Corinthian War paired two sides of Ancient Greece against each other, and the two main players were Sparta and Athens. After eight years of fighting, the war fin... Read More

About the Battle of Artemesium

While the Spartans and their allies made a heroic stand at Thermopylae, the Persian armada collected near the coast of Euboea. In 480 B.C., King Xerxes had assembled... Read More

Do You Know About Plato?

Plato is considered to be one of the great philosophers of the world. He was alive nearly 2000 years ago, but despite that, he clearly had an impact on philosophical... Read More

Do You Know About Socrates?

Today, we know Socrates as one of the most recognized and influential philosophers in history. He had some unique ideas that were unlike any that the society had hea... Read More

Origins of the City of Athens

Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe and there is evidence that it has been inhabited for over 5000 years. In fact, some consider it to be the second oldest ... Read More