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Race and Ethnicity meant little to the Ancient Greeks

The Many Shades of Greek-ness Homer’s Iliad is one of our earliest Greek sources (c. 8th century BCE) and is considered a narrative that united the Greek world. And yet, …

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Ancient Greeks also suffered poor leadership during plagues

In the United States February’s final week saw nearly 2000 deaths a day from COVID and yet local governments and the CDC have moved to aggressively roll back mitigating measures. …

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Don’t mistake the Ancient Greeks at the National Museum with the Parthenon Marbles

Just over thirty years ago the National Gallery of Australia together with the Museum of Victoria mounted a loan exhibition entitled Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum. The superb …

Greek-Australian specialist engineer creates his own Antikythera Mechanism and presents plans for the world to use

While a team from the University of London made a big splash early in 2021 when it unveiled its 3D rendering of the famed Antikythera Mechanism, a Greek Australian living …

Inspiration or appropriation: From the swastika to the use of ancient symbols in modern times

Symbols are a part of the fundamental nature of human beings. We use them to dictate meaning, rules and as markers, all of which help us understand the world around …

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Plutarch writings point to ancient Greek travels to America, says new paper

The Vikings may have reached America in the Dark Ages but a re-examination of a dialogue written by Greek historian Plutarch suggests that the Ancient Greeks may have beaten them …

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Ancient Greeks would view the “ghostly version” of the Modern Olympics as “absurd”

Because of a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics are unfolding in stadiums absent from the eyes, ears and voices of a …

World’s first computer was the fusion of finest Greek and Middle Eastern scientific knowledge

The announcement that an expert team had finally figured out how the world’s first (analogue) computer, the Antikythera Mechanism works, drew massive interest from around the globe. Greek physicst Aris …

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Workings of Ancient Greek and world’s first computer unravelled by UK university team

The riddle wrapped in a puzzle as to how the world’s first analogue computer worked may have been unravelled by a University College of London (UCL) Research Team that includes …

Summer calls of the Cicada: The sounds of antiquity

Around Australia, the buzz-saw siren of cicadas heralds the beginning of summer. With 237 recorded species of cicada in Australia, almost no area of the country is untouched by their …

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