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Greeks are Everywhere: The Greek History Behind the Sicilian Flag

Greeks are Everywhere: The Greek History Behind the Sicilian Flag

Greeks are everywhere! Anyone who has travelled to Sicily has most likely seen, on flags, ceramics and souvenirs, a strange-looking representation of a female head with three legs attached to it, flexed to form a triangle. Read about how the Italians drew from Greek history to create the Sicilian flag.

Parthenon Athens

History of the magnificent Parthenon

The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.