Researchers from the Institute of Archeology at the Russian Academy of Sciences have unearthed the remains of ancient Greek musical instruments – a harp and a lyre – on the Taman Peninsula in southern Russia, the Academy said in a statement.
“Until recently, we had known of only one partially preserved ancient Greek… more »
Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.
The clay slab is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD, during the Roman… more »
VERGINA, Greece, July 7 (Xinhua) — The archaeological site of the palace complex of Aigai, one of the most significant buildings of classical antiquity at the starting point of Alexander the Great’s historic campaign, opened its doors to the public this summer in northern Greece.
Archaeologist Aggeliki Kottaridi, Head of the local Ephorate of Antiquities… more »
LONDON — In 1881 Auguste Rodin encountered the Parthenon marbles for the first time on a trip to London. As for art historian Johann Winckelmann who described their “noble simplicity and calm grandeur” in 1755, the marbles represented the pinnacle in growing contemporary enthusiasm and admiration for ancient Greek, and to a peripheral… more »
When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey was published last November, it not only made the text feel sprightly and alive in ways that connect with contemporary readers, it also turned some long-held notions upside down. Wilson is the first woman to translate the epic Homeric poem into English, and her version makes… more »
he Parthenon is a masterpiece of symmetry and proportion. This temple to the Goddess Athena was built with pure white marble and was erected without mortar or cement, the stones being carved to great accuracy and locked together by iron clamps. The building and sculptures were completed in just 15 years,… more »
In 480 B.C.E. the Persians invaded Athens. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, they “plundered the temple and burnt the whole of the Acropolis.” Although the Athenians and their allies followed up with a victory at the famous naval battle of Salamis, the Persian army returned the following year and “burnt Athens and… more »