Blog Posts - Greek History

Pic of the weEk: Segesta greek temples

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by Living In Sicily on Aug 27, 2015

The Greek Alphabeta and Latin Roots

Eldest daughter has been writing all her notes using the Greek alphabet, from which the modern western alphabet evolved. The Greeks inherited the alphabet invented by the Phoenicians. I'm not quite sure where her interest came from. She has read al...
by unschooling lifestyle on Jan 5, 2015

Themistocles or Leonidas?

“Spartans!  Ready your Breakfast and eat hearty for tonight we dine in hell!”  Well, not quite.  If you were a fan of the original 300, and were seeking more Spartan awesomeness, then the sequel may not be your cup of tea.  Ho...
by The Uber Dad Chronicles on Sep 20, 2014

The Four Humours

Claudius Galenus was a Greek philosopher and physician who practiced medicine among the Romans circa AD 160. Galen brought the approach known as Humourism to the mainstream. Humourism is a philosophical theory originating fro...
by Cognitive Consonance on Apr 3, 2014

Proto-Germanic theory

I believe that most myths and legends have a core of truth. That is called euhemerism. The Germanic languages are quite different from other Indo-European languages. According to one hypothesis the Proto-Germanic language arose as a hybrid of two Ind...
by KEYO GHETTSON on Mar 12, 2014

Pic of The Week: The last Sicula city, Palike, before greek colonisation

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by Vardag På Sicilien on Mar 12, 2014

Why Study a Dead Language?

In her article “Why You Should Learn a Dead Language”, Josephine Livingstone argues that there is still some value in learning dead (or extinct) languages such as Latin, Old English, and Sanskrit as they allow us access to a vast body of...
by The Archaeology of Tomb Raider on Sep 16, 2013

History of the alphabet is …

History of the alphabet The history of alphabetic writing goes back to the consonantal writing system used for Semitic languages in the Levant in the 2nd millennium B.C. Most or nearly all alphabetic scripts used throughout the world today ultimately...
by What is this ? on Jul 29, 2013

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Bible

The Christian Bible remains the most influential written work of Western Civilization, influencing language, government, economics, social groups, institutions, and culture. While many people own a Bible and some even read it on occasion, there are s...

Thessaloniki's city history.

The city was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma and 26 other local villages. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and princess of Macedon...
by info Travel 4 Greece on Jun 1, 2012

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