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!




Structure of the Spartan Army

The Spartan Army is legendary just as much today as it was back in Ancient Greece. Sparta was a city-state in Ancient Greece, and because of its army, it was one of ... Read More

Who Dione Was in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, there are several generations of gods and goddesses. The Olympian gods and goddesses that we know about were actually the third generation. The ... Read More

All About the Myth of Antigone

Sophocles is one of the top playwrights from Ancient Greece. He is known especially for his tragedies, and Antigone was one of the most famous of his works. His stor... Read More

What is the Dipylon Inscription?

As far as historians and linguists know, the Ancient Greek alphabet has taken roughly three forms. There was the Linear A script that was used during Minoan times, t... Read More

All About Archimedes

Before Rome rose to become a great empire, classical Greek civilization dominated the ancient Mediterranean region. Most people know of Greece as the birthplace of d... Read More

About the Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a large, impressive statue that overlooked the water on Rhodes island. Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colos... Read More

What is the Seikilos Epitaph?

It is a pretty well known fact that the Ancient Greeks had music. We know that they played instruments like the lyre, the pan pipe, and the tympanum. Many works of l... Read More

Birth of Eros – God of Love

When it comes to Greek mythology, there are different gods and goddesses who all came about at time periods. Some, such as the twelve Olympian gods and goddesses, ca... Read More

What to Know About Cycladic Art

  When most of us think about Ancient Greece, we tend to think of certain things, such as the city-states, inventions such as democracy and theater, and a lega... Read More

What is Eleatic Philosophy?

The Ancient Greeks were known for their philosophical ideas and concepts and all of them impacted their society in some way. It seems that the Ancient Greeks wanted ... Read More

All About Pan in Greek Mythology

The Greek mythological god Pan, was a  half human, half goat god that lived in nature. He was rustic god, commonly worshiped in Arcadia. He was often associated wit... Read More

What Was the Kingdom of Candia?

There was a time when the Venetians ruled over many parts of modern day Greece, and the island of Crete is one of those places. Referred to as the Kingdom of Candia,... Read 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

Dragons of Greek Mythology

Webster’s Dictionary defines a dragon as a, “huge serpent,” and although these creaturs weren’t necessarily called “dragons” in G... 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

What is Pre-Socratic Philosophy?

The origins and foundations of western philosophy can be traced back to some of the early Greek thinkers who lived between 6th and 7th century BC. These individuals ... 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