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!




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

Greek Immigrants in New Orleans

The United States of America is known for being a place where people can find a new life. This is the main reason why Greeks as early as the 1700’s decided to sett... Read More

The Muses of Greek Mythology

According to Greek Mythology, artists have a Muse who whispers inspiration into their ears. Without the Muse, the artist wouldn’t be able to create. The Muse is sa... Read More

Top Ancient Greek Plays

Theater was very important to the culture of Ancient Greece. Greeks embraced both comedy and tragedy and people enjoyed both as a form of entertainment. Theater was ... 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

History of Modern Greek Cinema

The history of modern Greece is filled with stories of war, government corruption, and persecution. Despite that, Greek cinema managed to flourish, even though it wa... 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

All About Art in Ancient Greece

Do you have an idea of what art in Ancient Greece was like? Chances are, you know a little something about the art that was common in Ancient Greece and don’t even... 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

All About the Goddess Athena

Athena, one of the Olympic Gods, is primarily considered the goddess of wisdom, the arts, war and military victory, and also military strategy. Her parents were Zeus... Read More

Artemis – Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis is one of the twelve main goddesses on Mount Olympus. She is largely known as being the goddess of the hunt and of wild creatures and is usually depicted as ... Read More

Ares – God of War

In Greek Mythology, there are twelve main Olympian gods. These gods have their own distinct personalities and relationships with each other. Ares, the God of War, is... Read More

All About Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, officially called Alexander III of Macedon, is one of the most prominent historical figures in Ancient Greek history. In fact, he is as much a p... Read More

Apollo – Greek God of the Sun

Apollo is one of the Greek Gods who lives on Mount Olympus and is the god of the sun, light, truth, music, poetry, healing, and more. However, his two most well know... Read More

Greek War of Independence

Each year, both the people of Greece and those of Greek descent living throughout the world celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25. They pin white and blue rib... Read More

Hera – Queen of the Gods

The people of Ancient Greece worshiped many gods and goddesses. In fact, each of the city-states worshiped one of these gods or goddesses. The people chose one patro... Read More

Zeus – King of the Gods

Ancient Greece was polytheistic, meaning that the people worshiped multiple gods and goddesses. Each god or goddess watched over something. For example, Athena was t... Read More

Learn About Mount Athos

Mount Athos, which is also referred to as the Holy Mountain by the Greeks, is one of the main monasteries of the Greek Orthodox Christian religion. Located on a peni... Read More

Hestia – Goddess of the Hearth

In Greek Mythology, Hestia’s main function is that she represented the hearth. According to Webster’s Dictionary, “hearth” is defined as “a brick, stone, o... Read More

The Minoans vs. The Mycenaeans

Rise to Power The Minoans The Minoans built their empire on trade. They were experts at travel and made connections with many neighboring civilizations. They traded ... Read More