Ancient Greece

In the ancient world, the Greek world encompassed a far larger area than that currently occupied by the modern country of Greece. In the first half of the first millennium BC, they spread to the western coast of Asia Minor, Southern Italy, Sicily, Spain, southern France, and the coast of the Black Sea. By the fourth century BC, the Athenian philosopher Plato was able to state that the Greeks had spread around the Mediterranean Sea “like frogs around a pond” (Phaedo 109b).

Racing: an enduring legacy

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Racing: an enduring legacy

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Racing – in pretty much any form – was no less popular two thousand years ago than it is today.

A votive relief from Rhodes

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A votive relief from Rhodes

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A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.

Symphony X's Odyssey

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Symphony X's Odyssey

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American heavy metal band Symphony X wrote an epic song inspired by the Homer’s The Odyssey.

The Pillars of Hercules

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The Pillars of Hercules

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The promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar were referred to as the Pillars of Hercules.

The Argo

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The Argo

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In Greek mythology, the Argo is a unique vessel as it has been endowed with the ability to speak.

Titan Quest (2006)

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Titan Quest (2006)

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An action-roleplaying game that has you slaying monsters as you travel from ancient Greece to ancient China.