Tag: ancient Greece

Ancient Greece is considered to be the birthplace of western civilization. However, since this period of antiquity, so many years have been passed, documents have been lost and different stories cross each other. Here are 5 mysteries of ancient Greece that trigger off our interest still today. The Constitution of Athens The authorship of the

Following our latest post related to the Olympian Gods’ symbols, we continue talking about what attributes and symbols the Ancient Greeks had connected to them. Hermes The God of trade, communication, heralds, and sports, as well as the youngest one of all the Olympians, Hermes, was mostly associated with the winged sandals that were symbolizing

As you are digging more and more into the Ancient Greek Mythology, it is unavoidable to notice patterns and symbols that accompany mythological scenes and heroes. In this blog post, we start to clear up the symbols that are associated with the Olympian Gods.    Zeus The king of the Gods and ruler of Olympus

The word ‘Symposium’ comes from the infinitive ‘Sympinein’ which means ‘to drink together’ (‘syn’ which means ‘together’, ‘pinein>pino’ which means to ‘drink’). As it is revealed by the etymology, the Symposiums were gatherings taking place after meals, where the guests could drink wine for pleasure and start a conversation, accompanied by music, the most times

Crete is the biggest island of Greece. It is a region with a rich history, famous not only for its amazing landscapes, the local food, and the authentic hospitality and culture, but also for the Greek Mythology that is connected to it and has influenced the art and literature worldwide. Let’s clear up how the

Sweet, dry, sour, white or black -equivalent of the red wine today- these all are descriptions found in Ancient Greek texts, revealing the leading role of wine in the greek culture for centuries. In Ancient Greece, the ‘symposia’ were intellectual gatherings where the philosophers would gather around a table, discussing and drinking wine, letting the

Although most people prefer the sunny days instead of the cold, rainy ones, it seems that we can’t appreciate the gifts of each season, if we want to skip the natural cycle. In other words, we can’t really enjoy the summer without the winter, and the spring without the autumn or vice versa. However, in