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The excavation of Sikyon

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I’m sorry I’ve disappeared for a month or so. For those of you wondering where I’ve been, I’ll admit that I’m very busy, because I’m here:   I’m taking part in the study of the finds of the excavation of … Continue reading

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Please let me grow old with him; the desperate plea of a lover from the 4th century BCE

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Some 24 centuries ago, a woman probably named Phila, was in love with a man named Dionysophon. We don’t know whether the man reciprocated or encouraged her love in any way; we don’t know whether he made promises he didn’t … Continue reading

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Amazing find in Greek excavation

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In 491 BCE., Darius, king of the vast Persian Empire, sent ambassadors to several of the Greek city-states asking for “earth and water” – in Persian parlance symbols of submission. This move was part of his preparation to invade Greece and its … Continue reading