ancient greece

Epic Gamers.

In my recent Olympics in Ancient Greece podcast I included a few choice, albeit bizarre, sporting moments. These weren’t the only ones I came across whilst researching the topic. Here then are some reports of athletes at the Olympics (and other games) which Pausanias described in Book 6 of his Guide to Greece (Elis). Taking …

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Eclipses in Antiquity – podcast notes

My latest podcast gives an account of eclipses in antiquity. Here are some handy resources, to help understand the science behind the eclipse and some other points of interest. if you want to listen to it you can find it below: [libsyn_podcast id=14988395] The Eclipse. This is a good video to help understand how eclipses …

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Falling for you. The dangers of unrequited love in Ancient Greece.

Love on the rocks. Lefkada (or to use its earlier name Leucas) is located in the Ionian Sea. It was here that Aphrodite grieved for the loss of her lover Adonis and where she found a cure for her heartbreak (Aphrodite wasn’t the only deity to have a mixed record when it came to dating …

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