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 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

A Brief History of Modern Greece

Even though Greece has been a solid presence on the world stage since ancient times, Greece, as we know it today, is fairly young. Its modern history officially begi... Read More

The Real Story of Pheidippides

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

Timeline of Modern Greek History

Although the Greek civilization is an ancient one, the modern nation of Greece has a relatively recent history. Historians trace the beginning of modern Greek histor... 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

Causes of the Peloponnesian War

Even though Athens and Sparta formed an alliance in order to fight the Persians in the Greco-Persian Wars, the two city-states didn’t remain on such friendly ... Read More

Prometheus Gives Mankind Fire

In Greek mythology, there are some gods that stand out more prominently than others. Prometheus is one of those. Though some sources describe him as a Titan god, he ... Read More

Most Famous Children of Zeus

Zeus had a lot of children, and not all of them had the same mother. In fact Hera, his wife and the mother of some of his children, had a very jealous nature. She of... Read More

Overview of Modern Greek Culture

The Greek culture is rich and vibrant. Various things including their past, the landscape, and the media influence it. There are, however, some things that remain co... Read More

Life of Women in Ancient Greece

How women were perceived in Ancient Greece has been a subject of much fascination amongst historians. Part of the fascination lies in the contrast between two of the... Read More

Nymphs of Greek Mythology

In Greek Mythology, the Nymphs were minor goddesses that were present in the natural world. They were spirits who helped shape the beauty found in nature. Wherever t... Read More