It is world-famous for the Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, destroyed through the eruption…
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The Delphic maxims that formed the very foundation of Stoicism cut to the core of our existence, telling us how to be fulfilled, content, at ease with others and ourselves – in short, how to be happy.
In a bid to distance itself from a series of embarrassing scandals, Facebook renames itself ‘Meta’. Like so many other things, we have the ancient Greeks to thank for the word ‘meta’, which was a word they used to mean “after” or “beyond.”
Microsoft founder and the world’s fourth-richest person, Bill Gates, visited the ancient Greek city of Ephesus and Christian pilgrimage sites on the southwestern shores of Turkey with his super-luxury yacht on Friday.
Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.
For the past few years, Joy De Guzman has been collaborating with academics and musicians in producing and presenting the music that, through scientific as well as intuitive interpretation, they believe is the closest thing they can reproduce according to its creation millennia ago.
Every culture has its collection of superstitions – serious or half-serious, irrational beliefs relating to supernatural rituals performed to ward off ill fortune, bring good luck, foretell the future, heal, or to prevent sickness and accidents. Here is a list of some of our favourite Greek superstitions that you may like to read…just to be safe!