Ostracism & Aristides

The most honorable man of Athens according to Herodotus: Aristides. His sense of morality, justice, and prudence, made him famous all over the Greek world.  He was reputed to be so fair-minded, that he was known to everyone as Aristides ‘the Just’ (dikaios). He was so scrupulously honest that, in spite of the wealth thatContinue reading “Ostracism & Aristides”

Athens’ Royal Gardens

Did you know that most ornamental plants of the National Gardens come from Genova, Italy? When King Ludwig of Bavaria came to Athens to visit his son (King Otto), he was surprised by the complete lack of green areas in the little town of Athens!Queen Amalia, consort of King Otto, worked tirelessly to lay outContinue reading “Athens’ Royal Gardens”