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Top 9 Popular Games of Ancient Greece

Games in ancient Greece were treated as nothing less than a religious festival. The Greek Olympics are believed to have begun in 776 BC which inspired the beginning of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. These games were a way of paying tribute to the king of gods, Zeus, and were staged every four years in a valley near the … Read more >>

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Top 10 Magnificent Examples of Ancient Greek Architecture

The Greeks have ruled the architectural world by producing many outstanding structures, and the Hellenic people are said to have brought heaven to earth through these magnificent pieces which include the great temples built in the name of the Greek gods. Using a combination of creativity and intellect, the Greeks produced many public buildings of great architectural value. The Hellenistic … Read more >>

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Top 10 Contributions of Aristotle

Born in 384 BC in Stagira, a small town on the northern coast of Greece, Aristotle is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient Greece. He was a popular pupil of famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But unlike Plato and Socrates, Aristotle displayed an instinct to use scientific and factual reasoning in his study of … Read more >>

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Top 10 Amazing Facts about Alexander the Great

Born on July 20, 356 BC, in Pella, Macedonia, Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. A clever tactician and successful general, he went undefeated in battle for an unprecedented period of more than 15 years during which he led his army to numerous victories. He died fairly young for someone who had conquered … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Greek Goddesses

Most of us are well aware of the heroics of the ancient Greek gods. But the goddesses from ancient Greek mythology are no less important in terms of popularity and symbolic significance. Just like the Olympian gods, most of the ancient Greek goddesses resided in the realms of the heavens above Mount Olympus (though there were quite a few exceptions … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Greek Gods

The stories of the gods and goddesses from ancient Greek mythology are hugely popular. Their characters have been popularized and subsequently immortalized by famous ancient Greek playwrights such as Homer and Hesiod. What makes the folklore behind these ancient Greek deities stand out is the way their stories have deviated from those of other contemporary ancient religions. The Greek gods … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Greek Philosophers

In ancient times, people had a rather strong belief in magic and mythology when it came to interpreting the world around them. The world as they perceived it was largely influenced by the presence of a higher deity. The ancient Greek philosophers brought a refreshing new approach to this contemporary philosophical paradigm. They broke away from the tradition of mythological … Read more >>

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Top 17 Ancient Greek Painters

Painting is a form of expressing yourself and conveying a story. It is the raw form of emotion depicted on a canvas, and it is a way to free yourself and express your desires. Painting is when the artist bares his soul to the world, and forms of painting differ from person to person, from era to era. Ancient Greece … Read more >>

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Top 10 Inventions and Discoveries of Ancient Greece That Are Remarkably Used Today

Ancient Greece can be credited with many inventions and discoveries, although many of these have been developed and adapted by subsequent generations. The ancient Greeks’ findings in the areas of astronomy, geography, and mathematics made them pioneers in the field of science. The Greeks’ interest in the scientific specification of the physical world can be seen as far back as … Read more >>

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Top 10 Famous Clothes in Ancient Greece

Throughout human history, each age and era had certain social features that made them stand apart from each other. One such feature – and a very important one – was the clothing that people wore. When it comes to the famous clothes of ancient Greece, there were quite a few outfits that were not only popular back then, but which … Read more >>