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All You NEED to Know About the Ancient Olympics

Written by Divya Gupta, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The first Olympic games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. Around 280 participants from 13 nations competed in 43 sporting games. Since 1994, the famous Game has been held separately as the Winter and Summer Olympics every two years. But did you know these modern games

Ares: The Greek God of War

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In the Ancient World, the most powerful forces that shaped human destiny were personified by polytheistic religions in the form of Gods. In this way, the ancients believed that they could influence impersonal forces and powers. One of these was war. In the past, conflict was a

Polyphemus: Two faces of a Cyclops

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Polyphemus is best known as the Cyclops that Odysseus and his men encountered on their return from the Trojan War. But, is there another side to this man-eating giant? And what happened to him after Odysseus sailed away? The legend is born Polyphemus was one of the

Artemis: Wonder Woman of the Ancient World

Written by Katherine Kennedy, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom There’s more to this goddess than her Amazon-like reputation. Artemis, daughter of Zeus, twin-sister of Apollo, and with a host of temples dedicated to her, was once part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. More than just the goddess of the hunt, her influence can

Oh Muses, You Sound So Heavenly!

Written by Danielle Alexander, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom When a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around, does it make a sound? What about a musical instrument in the stars? In the evenings, can you hear the eternal whisper of its strings? When you look up at the midnight sky, hidden amongst several

The Marvelous Avengers: Part Two

By Stella Samaras, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Read Part One Here Orientalizing – Corinth (c. 720-535 BCE) When the Dorians settled in the Attic Peninsula and the Peloponnese, many of the natives moved into the Aegean and across to Asia Minor. When they returned they brought back Eastern influences. Geometric pottery which incorporated simple human