Ultimate Girl Power

The trireme The foundation of Athens’ power was her formidable navy. While most other Greek city-states could only afford a couple of dozen triremes, the Athenian Navy could deploy more than 200 triremes (!) We’re lucky enough to have full catalogs of names of warships of the Navy of Ancient Athens. Check out some ofContinue reading “Ultimate Girl Power”

The Judgement of Paris

The Golden Apple of Discord The goddess of quarrel and strife was Eris. She was sister and companion of murderous Ares, the GreekĀ  god of war and daughter of Nyx (Night). Unhappy and displeased that she was not invited to the wedding ceremony of Peleus (the king of the island of Aegina) and Thetis (theContinue reading “The Judgement of Paris”

HOW CAN A COUPLE BE HAPPY?

A secret that can keep your relationship healthy and happy (from the 5th c. BC) Perhaps the most famous woman of classical Athens was Aspasia, wife of Pericles. Aspasia presents us with the best solution for a couple to find happiness together: Neither will be happy, Aspasia says, as long as they both desire anContinue reading “HOW CAN A COUPLE BE HAPPY?”