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Articles about athens

History
by kmancloquet
8 years ago
Merchants In Ancient Greece

In this article, I walk through the life of a merchant in ancient Greece. I discuss the business of trading in ancient Greece and take a look at some of the means of transporting goods in Greece.

Travel & Places
by Gibbon
6 years ago
Top 5 Free Things to do in Athens, Georgia

This article describes the 5 best things to do in Athens, Georgia for free.

History
by Georgi Markov
6 years ago
The Siege Of Syracuse 415 - 413 BC

I take a look on the reasons that lead to the siege of Syracuse in 415 - 413 BC, as well as the factors for the Athens failure.

History
by BobD
9 years ago
Olympics and History of the Marathon

The Olympics, officially established in 1896 and unofficially since 1612. Read the history here, and read about the Marathon, one of the most inspiring races of the Olympics.

Sports
by JudyE
8 years ago
Extreme Sports - The Spartathlon

Those who compete in marathons and ultra-marathons are certainly deserving of our respect. The Spartathlon takes place each year in Greece. This historic ultra-distance foot race commemorates what must surely be one of the greatest marathon runs in history, covering 250 kilometres in under 36 hours.

Lifestyle
by lights522
6 years ago
Did Socrates Shape Our World?

   Socrates was a famous, perhaps the most famous, ancient Greek philosopher of Athens during the Golden Age in 5th century B.C.E..    Socrates was known for his controversial questioning of Athenians on their beliefs and their knowledge. During this time, Athens was under threat of war against...

History
by Kevin
9 years ago
The Roles of Women in Ancient Greece

Credit: richeast.org “This is what has actually happened at Sparta; the legislator wanted to make the whole state hardy and temperate, and he has carried out his intention in the case of the men, but he has neglected the women, who live in every sort of intemperance and luxury.” Aristotle...

History
by BobD
9 years ago
September 12 - This Day In History

Explore History and see what happened on September 12 in past years, from the Battle of Marathon, in 490 BC, to 2010 and the release of Sarah Shourd

Travel & Places
by smcopywrite
7 years ago
Museums in Athens the Average Tourists Misses Out On

Greece is a cultural landmark for the world and there are hundreds of things for the average tourist to see inside the city of Athens. These are museums located in the city that are lesser known, but have more to offer than the average tourism spots on any well traveled map.

Lifestyle
by Daniel J.
6 years ago
Understanding the Philosophy of Socrates

A prophet is defined as an inspired teacher or revealer of the Divine Will. This definition is custom made for the great teacher and philosopher, Socrates. It seems true portraits of human greatness cannot be contained by one unit of the humanities program. As a teacher, Socrates presented many...

History
by Ryan
12 years ago
Michael Phelps Olympic History


This year, the name Michael Phelps is pretty much synonymous for gold medal. Michael Phelps has proven himself as one of the greatest, if not the greatest Olympic athlete of all time.

Although he has participated in three Olympics, he has 16 combined medals totaled from just two...

Lifestyle
by AlexOpenshaw
9 years ago
A Guide to Socrates

Who was Socrates, what did he do and what made him such an important philosopher?

History
by Knight of Coins
5 years ago
Greek Silver vs Persian Gold: The Battle Between the Persian Gold Archers & The Athenian Silver Owls

This article examines the struggle between the Persian Empire and its golden archer coins, and the Athenians and their silver owl coinage. Greek silver money struck from the Laurion mines played a key role in financing the Athenian fleet deployed in the decisive Battle of Salamis, which forced the conquering Persians to retreat to Asia. Later, however, the Athenian silver was unable to win the day against the militaristic Spartans, who were said to have banned coinage entirely, and allowed only the use of iron money to circulate among their own people.

Travel & Places
by EV38
9 years ago
Doing a Greek Island Hopping Contiki Tour

In 2007 I went on a Contiki Greek Island hopping tour with a friend. It was a thirteen day tour with three days each on the islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Ios with the balance being spent in Athens and one day lost to travel. While this tour is...

Health
by onwoc234
8 years ago
Early Years of the Olympic Games: Importance of Fitness in Ancient Greece

 The Olympic Games  originated  in ancient Greece at the time when Greece was at the forefront of civilization.   The Olympic Games were established in  776 B.C. to honor the god, Zeus.   Athleticism and fitness were highly valued by the ancient Greeks,  therefore, athletic events were considered an honor that was fitting for their highest god,  Zeus.

Entertainment
by Mike Sage
9 years ago
Top Ten Funniest Newspaper Headlines

These are just a few of the truly hilarious headlines we've found recently in the papers. Unlike many of the humorous headlines that have been passed around the internet for decades, each of these stories is real, and has been verified by newspaper and date. After all, we were pretty skeptical, too!

Sports
by InfoJunkie
8 years ago
Men's 4 X 400 Meters Relay Beijing 2008

Team USA's Olympic record setting 4x400 meter relay finish and a brief history of Team USA's showing in the mens 4 x 400 meter event.

Travel & Places
by Roger Borges
9 years ago
Greece in a week - where to go?

So you want to visit Greece in a week but don’t know where to go? Consider this suggested itinerary, visiting extraordinary places in the mainland first.

Lifestyle
by saruman
8 years ago
Is An Eurozone Exit Inevitable For Greece?

The Eurozone Crisis- Is Greece starin down the barrel of an inevitable exit

Health
by ebifav
7 years ago
Water: Why It Is Important To Living Things

This article is about the compound water. It talks about what is is and why it important to us.

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