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!




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 island of R... 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

Cerberus Leaves the Underworld

There are many players that make up the stories of Greek mythology and each of these has important roles to play. We all know about some of the gods and goddesses, p... 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

Do Greeks Celebrate Halloween?

Halloween, also referred to as All Hallow’s Eve, is a celebration that is observed throughout the world in some form or another. There is some controversy as t... Read More

Get to Know the Homeric Hymns

The stories of Greek Mythology have been around for thousands of years. They have changed multiple times over the centuries, and this is even evidenced in the multip... Read 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