Category Archives: Greece

Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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The Vatican & Bodlein Libraries Go Public & Digital

The Vatican and Bodlein Libraries, in conjunction with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation, have gone digital. Now instead of booking a reservation with the librarians and hopping on a plane to Italy or England, patrons can simply log on … Continue reading

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Tufts Releases the Perseus Catalogue

Tufts, publisher of the Perseus Project, announces the launch of the Perseus Catalogue: The Perseus Digital Library is pleased to announce the 1.0 Release of the Perseus Catalog. The Perseus Catalog is an attempt to provide systematic catalog access to … Continue reading

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Scientists apply Genetic Estimates to Homer’s Iliad

Homer’s Iliad is one of the most famous works of Bronze Age Greece. Its date and composition, however, is one of the academically controversial. Recently, a group of researchers at the University of Reading applied the same techniques to researching genetic evolution (using … Continue reading

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Women in the Ancient Record

Originally posted on GraecoMuse:
George Eliot wrote that ‘the happiest women…have no history’; such a philosophy embodies that for women in the ancient world there is a great lack of communication from women themselves.  So to what extent is the…

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“Aristotle’s Sex Manual” Going to Auction

A manuscript dated to the 17th century and inaccurately attributed to the Greek philosopher Aristotle is going up for auction at Lyon and Turnbull. “Images in this “master-piece” show a woman’s torso and drawings of hairy children with extra limbs, and according … Continue reading

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Famous Roman Shipwreck Off the Coast of Greece Could be Two Ships

The famous Roman shipwreck at Antikythera may in fact be the resting place of two wrecked vessels. The underwater site was discovered in the early 1900s and became quickly famous when nautical archaeologists discovered a device they termed the Antikythera Mechanism, … Continue reading

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Six Sites for Primary Source Materials

It is officially August and most educators are beginning to feel the pressure that is the beginning of school. As we start to look at rosters and enrollment, we start to pull out and revamp old lesson plans and search … Continue reading

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Daily Infographic – Olympics: Then vs. Now

Today’s Daily Infographic highlights the differences between the Ancient Olympic games (776 BCE) and the modern experience.

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A Don’s Life: A closer look at the Tyrant Slayers

This month, Mary Beard focused her blog (A Don’s Life) on the Tyrant slayers, Harmodius and Aristogeiton. The two Tyrannicides (τυραννοκτόνοι) gained popularity and fame in Ancient Athens for slaying the Peisistratan Tyrant Hipparchus. His brother Hippias would flee to Persia, … Continue reading

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