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 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

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... 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

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... ... 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

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

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

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

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

Information About Greek Flag Day

The classic Greek flag is something that gives Greeks throughout the world a feeling of pride. Immediately recognizable, with its blue and white stripes and blue cro... Read More

The Legend of Icarus

In Ancient Greece, the stories of the ancient gods and goddesses not only formed the center of their religion, but also served to highlight certain aspects of the hu... Read More

All About Ancient Greek Theater

Theater was a big part of the culture of Ancient Greece and it all had its start with the gods and goddesses. Memorable playwrights such as Euripides and Sophocles w... Read More

All About the Titans

When most of us think about the Greek gods and goddesses, we usually think of common ones such as Zeus, Athena, and Aphrodite. These, however, are the Olympian gods ... Read More

Greek Mythology Creation Story

Every culture has a creation story and the Ancient Greeks were no different. People have always felt the need to explain where they, the heavens, and the earth came ... Read More

Solon and the Origins of Anarchy

The term anarchy has its roots in Ancient Greece. Following Solon’s period of reforms (roughly around 589 BC), the aristocrats of Athens tried to recover their con... Read More

The Legend of the Minotaur

Greek mythology has creatures that extend well beyond the gods and goddesses and the Minotaur, which is half bull and half man, is one of these. In ancient mythology... Read More

Role of Women in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece has a reputation of favoring men. Women were looked at as submissive. Once a woman got married, she was under the control of her husband. Prior to tha... Read More

Poseidon – God of the Sea

Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, is one of the twelve Olympian gods and also Zeus’s brother. He is also known for causing earthquakes, calming horses, and for c... Read More

City-States Give Rise to Attica

Greece’s Dark Ages were marked by two significant events in Ancient Greek history. The first event was the fall of the Mycenaean empire, which meant the destructio... Read More

Hephaestus – The God of Fire

When most of us think of the Greek gods and goddesses, we imagine bold personalities who have memorable stories attached to their name. Some Olympic gods and goddess... Read More

The Origins of the City-State

Without the overarching power of the Mycenaean empire to act as a system of governance, the ancient Greeks decided to come up with innovative ways to colonize and or... Read More

Why Did Italy Invade Greece?

If you look at the timeline of World War II concerning Germany and leading up right up to Germany’s defeat, you may notice that Greece factors into this timeline o... Read More