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Did you know...

  • ...that to the ancient Greeks, Paideia (παιδεία) was "the process of educating man into his true form, the real and genuine human nature ?
  • J G Trautmann Das brennende Troja.jpg
    ...that Troy was a legendary city ?



  • Gods council Staatliche Antikensammlungen 2304.jpg
    ... that the Greeks did not have a term for "religion" ?
  • AGMA Tetradrachm Athens 5c BC.jpg
    ... that the economy of ancient Greece was characterized by the extreme importance of agriculture, all the more so because of the relative poverty of Greece's soil?



  • BattleofIssus333BC-mosaic-detail1.jpg
    ... that by the time of his death, Alexander the Great had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks?
  • ... that there was a man called Herakles, and he was part god because he was the son of Zeus and had super strength and had 12 hard labours and still completed all of them!



  • Knossos bull.jpg
    ...that Crete, although now Greek, had its own civilization well before Ancient Greece in the Minoan culture?
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...that around 600 BC, the wooden columns of the old Temple of Hera at Olympia underwent a material transformation, known as "petrification"?
  • JerashCorinthian.jpg
    ...that although of Greek origin, the Corinthian order was seldom used in Greek architecture?
  • Olympians.jpg
    ...that Greek mythology has changed over time to accommodate the evolution of their own culture?


A quick premises of Alexander the great

After his death people believed that his corpse was a source of power, and whoever owned the body of Alexander would rule Egypt.



  • ...that the historical origins of the Ancient Olympic Games are unknown, but several legends and myths survive?
  • NAMA Loutrophoros Polystratos.jpg
    ...that the Ancient Greeks had many words to describe slaves ?
  • Colossus of Rhodes.jpg
    ...that the Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue of the Greek god Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes?



  • Aesopnurembergchronicle.jpg
    ... that the place of Aesop's birth was and still is disputed?
  • Sparta territory.jpg
    ... that Spartan women enjoyed a status, power and respect that was unknown in the rest of the classical world?