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Powerful Wisdom from the Stoics

Powerful Wisdom from the Stoics | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Our guides to Stoicism include its three renowned leaders: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca. Here are six wisdom-filled principles that we can learn from them.
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We need more wisdom applied to current events.
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Concentrating minds: how the Greeks designed spaces for public debate

Concentrating minds: how the Greeks designed spaces for public debate | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
A democracy supposes people can consider views other than their own.
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Think about this: " A democracy supposes people can consider views other than their own."
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How to Recreate a Sloppy Ancient Greek Drinking Game

How to Recreate a Sloppy Ancient Greek Drinking Game | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
How hard was it to play kottabos? An art historian enlisted her students to find out. The results were messy.
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Aaah, a fun way to study ancient Greece.  Just like one of our workshops:  http://www.visit-ancient-greece.com/for-third-level-educators.html ;
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Beautiful 2,200-year-old mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city

Beautiful 2,200-year-old mosaics discovered in ancient Greek city | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
In the ancient Greek City, Zeugma, which is located in today’s Turkey, unbelievable mosaics were uncovered, dating back to the 2nd century BC, but incredibly well-preserved and look as beautiful and stunning as the first day.



The site came to the attention of the international archaeological
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Hmm, I wonder if these are more Roman.  It will be interesting to follow developments in the excavation and research.
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Lord of the Rings: Rare discovery in Bronze Age tomb prompts new consideration of Greek history

Lord of the Rings: Rare discovery in Bronze Age tomb prompts new consideration of Greek history | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
When University of Cincinnati researchers uncovered the tomb of a Bronze Age warrior—left untouched for more than 3,500 years and packed with a spectacular array of precious jewelry, weapons and riches—the discovery wa
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Wow! New insights from a huge discovery.  Watch for 6 Oct. reports.
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Greek Myth Oedipus Parody Of Homeric Epic Erotic Novel In Ancient Greece

Greek Myth Oedipus Parody Of Homeric Epic Erotic Novel In Ancient Greece | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Robert Devereaux launches his brand new novel, Oedipus Aroused: Homer's Long-Lost Erotic Epic, available through Amazon as a trade paperback or a kindle book targeted at fans of parody, erotica, and classical literature. More information is available at the website: http://lambentlightpublishing.com/2016/09/23/our-first-publication-oedipus-aroused-is-now-out/
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Hmm. it is written by an academic.
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Ancient Greek Shrine of Demeter and Persephone Discovered in Bulgaria

Ancient Greek Shrine of Demeter and Persephone Discovered in Bulgaria | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The Ancient Greek shrine of Demeter and Persephone on Cape Stolets in Bulgaria’s Sozopol is located near the ruins of a Late Antiquity fortress tower, a medieval Christian basilica, and a 19th cent…
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Read on down for the seldom heard story of Greek colonization.
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Ancient Greek Theater At Laodicea To Be Structurally Restored In 3 Years

Ancient Greek Theater At Laodicea To Be Structurally Restored In 3 Years | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
2,200-year old ancient Greek theater at Laodicea in southwestern Turkey to be structurally restored in three years.
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The more the merrier!
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Notre Dame announces Kylemore Abbey will be a new Irish campus

Notre Dame announces Kylemore Abbey will be a new Irish campus | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Picturesque Galway center aims to cultivate academic excellence and strengthen ties across the Atlantic.
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It will be great to see more use made of this iconic structure.
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Orphie and the Book of Heroes 

Orphie and the Book of Heroes
Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOW!  An orphan girl in Ancient Greece takes a harrowing and hilarious journey to the Underworld to save her guardian, Homer.  This musical premiere takes place in the director’s backyard, so bring your lawn chair and bug spray! Donations will be taken.  The Stories Café food truck will be in the driveway for pre-show edibles. 
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Such fun!  Every community should do this kind of thing.
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Ancient Tower of Winds in Athens Opens to Visitors | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Tower of Winds in Athens Opens to Visitors | GreekReporter.com | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
After decades of being closed off to the public, the Greek Culture Ministry announced on Wednesday that the Tower of Winds, or the Horologion of Andronikos
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A couple mistakes in the article about being closed off to public.  We saw it in 2002 or so.
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Can an ancient Hellenic concept solve Greece's food crisis?

Can an ancient Hellenic concept solve Greece's food crisis? | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Harnessing Greece’s historic culinary culture can only help to restore pride
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A feast for your palate, eye and mind, and more.
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Odyssey Theatre hosts Good Greek Grub gourmet food truck on Friday, Aug. 26 - Food & Beverage Magazine

Odyssey Theatre hosts open house, dinner and a show on Friday, Aug. 26 Odyssey Theatre Ensemble will host the Good Greek Grub gourmet food truck in a special event to coincide [...]
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It’s All Greek to Them: For its 125th anniversary, the Triangle Club is looking back to ancient times

It’s All Greek to Them: For its 125th anniversary, the Triangle Club is looking back to ancient times | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Princeton’s Triangle Club, the organization will host its new Triangle fall show called “Greece’d Lightning!” on Nov. 18 and also present a full weekend
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Tóibín novel House of Names set in ancient Greece

Tóibín novel House of Names set in ancient Greece | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The story of Clytemnestra as depicted in Colm Toibín's fictional treatment in the House of Names is described as `spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling.'
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Sounds exciting!  Out in May 2017 so look for other books set in ancient Greece:  http://www.visit-ancient-greece.com/Books.html
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Getty Villa Is Hosting College Night - Canyon News

Getty Villa Is Hosting College Night - Canyon News | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
On Tuesday November 1, the Getty Villa will be hosting a Greek and Roman-themed college night. The event is completely free and includes free parking.
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Any excuse for a toga party?
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2,200-year-old marble slab may be the world's oldest tenancy contract

2,200-year-old marble slab may be the world's oldest tenancy contract | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed a 5ft long marble slab inscribed with 58 lines of ancient Greek text that describe a rental agreement for property in the gymnasium at the city of Teos in Turkey.
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Hmm, writing methods change; human nature doesn't.
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Sacred Delos: Life During Ancient Greece

Sacred Delos: Life During Ancient Greece | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
One of the most sacred places in ancient Greece was the island of Delos, right next to Mykonos.  Visiting sacred Delos is a chance to explore what was once an amazing place to be. Travel to Delos from Mykonos There aren’t any villages to see, shops to browse or restaurants to eat at on Delos.  …
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Delos is also easily visitable from other Cycladic islands.
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Tour de brew: Avery Brewing Co. - Boulder Weekly

Tour de brew: Avery Brewing Co. - Boulder Weekly | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The Nestor’s Cup (4.9%) is a Mycenaean — ancient Greece circa 1650–1200 B.C. — inspired beer that is brewed with six-row barley, einkorn wheat, acorn flour, figs and elderberries. The Nestor’s Cup packs a wallop of fruit leather, is unlike anything that you’ll ever have and is absolutely delicious.
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This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis

This day 2496 years ago, Western civilisation began at Salamis | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Western civilisation does not have an official birthday.
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The history behind the Hollywood version.
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Pavlopoulos to open international Olympia conference linking antiquity to the present | Kathimerini

Pavlopoulos to open international Olympia conference linking antiquity to the present | Kathimerini | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was expected on Monday to open “Ancient Greece and the Modern World,” a three-day international conference exploring links between antiquity and the present in the fields of philosophy, technology and science.
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Hmmm, I would like to see the conference conclusions.
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Proposed charter school model will have 3 stages of development for students

FRUITLAND — Grammar, logic and rhetoric are the key disciplines that will be taught if a new charter school gets off the ground.
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A movement afoot?
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10 reasons to visit the Greek Peloponnese

10 reasons to visit the Greek Peloponnese | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The Peloponnese is a super-sized, mountainous peninsula in southern Greece with a happy history as a holiday destination for European royalty and wealthy Athenians. The King and Queen of the Netherlands and ex-King Constantine of Greece both own waterfront homes there, won over by the beautiful natural geography which covers a 750-mile coastline, more than 50 mountains over 1000 metres (3,200 feet) and forests, lakes, waterfalls and rivers. 
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A good round up.  For more focus on ancient sites go to www.Visit-Ancient-Greece.com 
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This Skeleton Is The Oldest Known Ancient Olympic Athlete - Forbes

This Skeleton Is The Oldest Known Ancient Olympic Athlete - Forbes | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
Archaeologists think this skeleton, found in the Greek part of Italy and dating to 480 BC, is the oldest Olympian ever discovered.
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ANA-MPA: Culture minister, architect Jean Pierre Heim discuss ideas for new Delos museum

ANA-MPA: Culture minister, architect Jean Pierre Heim discuss ideas for new Delos museum | Visit Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
The international New York-based architect Jean Pierre Heim on Monday had a meeting with Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas, the minister's aides and the head of the Greek travel and tourism agency federation FEDHATTA Lysandros Tsilidis, during which
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Sounds like a great project to me.  Will private initiative  overcome entrenched bureaucracy?
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