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Herakles – Greek mythology

By |2019-08-11T09:10:08-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Herakles as a baby, on a red-figure vase from Athens (400s BC) Herakles/Hercules You might think you already know all about Hercules (the Greeks called him Herakles) from watching the Disney movie, but if you read this you'll see that the Greeks told this story very differently! Herakles and the Nemean Lion More Greek [...]

Defeat at Thermopylae – Second Persian War

By |2018-04-23T08:07:48-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|

Thermopylae The Spartans fought the Persians at the mountain pass of Thermopylae for three days, while the other Greek soldiers got safely away to the south. At the end of three days, every one of the three hundred Spartan soldiers was dead, along with the Spartan king, Leonidas. But meanwhile the Athenians and other [...]