Hellenism in the News

Traces of Bronze Age Beer Found in Greece

THESSALONIKI, GREECE—According to the Greek Reporter,Soultana-Maria Valamoti of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and her team have uncovered evidence of beer brewing during the Bronze Age, between the third and second centuries B.C. The researchers recovered cereal residues, germinated cereal grains, and pieces of milled cereals inside two houses at the archaeological site… more »

Early Bronze Age Architecture and Technology Studied in Greece

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—According to a report in The Guardian, an international team of researchers has uncovered drainage tunnels and metal workshops on the small island of Dhaskalio, which was first modified by people more than 4,000 years ago. Back then, the island was a heavily populated promontory connected to the Cycladic island of Keros—and its… more »

Justice and Sorrow

Writing history, and especially the history of the ancient world, is an uncertain business, in which the truth is as elusive as in metaphysics. Modern historians of the classical world necessarily rely heavily on the works of the ancients. And the supreme historians among the ancient Greeks had to rely on their own… more »

Remains of Greco-Roman era unearthed in Alexandria

The Ministry of Antiquities announced discovering a collection of archaeological pieces and remains of tombs that date back to the Greco-Roman era in Al-Abd Theatre in Alexandria. The discovery came through an excavation work carried out in the Hellenistic cemetery.

The collected pieces, verified with lamps, depict scenes of deities and vessels that… more »

City Lights: Literature On Stage And Lyrical Innovations In Hip Hop

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

1:05: Georgia State University Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature Pearl McHaney speaks with Lois Reitzes about this year’s Southern Writers On Stage, which pairs literature and theater. This year’s theme is “Beyond Black and White.” 18:27: Reitzes speaks with Flying Carpet Theatre’s Adam Koplan… more »