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?”

Women’s empowerment: Sparta. Gorgo’s world

Throughout human history (sadly up until the 20th century) women have been denied fundamental rights. The right to gain property, the right to vote, reproductive rights, the right to speak, etc, etc. There are very few exceptions. One of the most famous ones: the ancient city-state of Sparta. Spartan women received education, they trained inContinue reading “Women’s empowerment: Sparta. Gorgo’s world”