The ancient Greek sanctuary and theater of Dodona are part of a uniquely historic site in the country, home to the oldest oracle, which even predated that of the more universally-known Delphi. Known in Doric Greek as Δωδώνα, or Dōdṓnā, and in Ionic and Attic Greek as Δωδώνη, it is located in Epirus in northwestern Greece.
The ancient Greek thinker Anaximander, who was born in the third year of the 42nd Olympiad, or 610 BC, and who lived until c. 546 BC, was a polymath, lending his prodigious talents to the realms of pre-Socratic Greek philosophy, geography, geometry, cosmology, and politics.
He lived in Miletus, a city in Ionia, and belonged… more »
Love played an instrumental role in the lives of ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. They had a multiplicity of gods and goddesses to represent all facets of love and used literary works, pottery, wall paintings, mosaics, and jewelry to express their feelings.
Brooches, cameos with carved gemstones, and golden rings with a romantic… more »
The Gennadius Library is pleased to announce Dr. Emily Wilson as the 2022–2023 speaker for the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture. Dr. Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, said “We are delighted to host such a brilliant and energetic classicist who does not shy away from reinterpreting ancient texts… more »
We are pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 91.2! Topics in this issue include an examination of the evidence for the construction of the grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos, a 7th-century B.C. deposit of votive material at Anavlochos on Crete, stone tools from the Classical city-state of Halieis, and new… more »
Frescoes dating back almost 2,000 years to the time of the Roman emperor Hadrian will now be on display to the public when they visit Rome’s ancient Baths of Caracalla. “For the first time, visitors can admire parts of the frescoes from the ceiling of a second room of the domus (home) that collapsed,” said Luca del… more »
As a result of the ongoing heatwave that continues to swelter Europe, the water levels of Rome’s historic river the Tiber have fallen so low that it is now possible to see the remains of an ancient Roman bridge built by the Roman Emperor Nero. In the centre of Rome, near Castel Sant’Angelo… more »