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An ancient stigma

An ancient stigma

Greek tattoo culture, part 2

The ancient Greeks had very strong views on tattoos, but that did not stop them from trying to understand other tattoo cultures. Their relationship with tattooing was affected by their interaction with these other societies.

Written by Owen Rees

Arion and the dolphin

Arion and the dolphin

The story of Arion and the dolphin is an entertaining and almost certainly fictitious tale that may, however, have a deeper meaning.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Cleobis and Biton

Cleobis and Biton

The story of the Argive youths Cleobis and Biton gives an idea of how different the ancient Greek world view was from our own.

Written by Josho Brouwers

The Battle of the Champions

The Battle of the Champions

One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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