Echoes of success

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Around 530 BCE, a revolution took place in Greek art, one that changed the face of Greek pottery forever. The black-figure style Until then, pottery vessels were decorated according to the black-figure style, in which figures were depicted black against … 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


Suffer, the little children…

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On the night Troy was sacked, Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, ran into Andromache. The widow of his father’s most bitter foe (Hector) was running for her life, with baby Astyanax in her arms. Snatching the infant, Neoptolemus killed it savagely, … Continue reading