The Asklepeion of Athens

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I should have thought of it earlier. In fact it should have been one of the first stops of this “virtual journey in Greece,” if not the very first. Obviously, during a time of pandemic, it makes sense to visit … Continue reading


The Tholos of Epidaurus

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When describing the Sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus, the ancient author Pausanias, mentions a round building near the temple of Asclepius, which he calls Tholos (i.e. round building) but fails to mention its use. Nevertheless he believes it is worth … Continue reading


A paradigm of capitals

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Continuing our virtual journey in Greece, we remain in the Peloponnese, to visit the sanctuary of Epidaurus, dedicated to Asclepius, the healing god. In the 4th century BCE, the sanctuary and the city of Epidaurus embarked upon a construction programme … Continue reading


The icy footprints of Telemachus

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Greece may not have hurricanes and cyclones, but Greek meteorologists have adopted the fashion of naming weather systems. Not surprisingly, they choose names from the country’s historical and mythological figures; the latest was Telemachus. Telemachus was the son of Odysseus, … Continue reading