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”

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?”

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”