Greek Drama Ep.1: Introduction to Classical Theater (History & More) | Drama 101
Welcome to Helinika’s first episode of the new series on Greek drama. Drama is enjoyed worldwide in theaters, operas, television sets, and computer devices. But did you know that the roots of (western) drama take us back to ancient Greece?
Five Facts About Plato | #Philosophy
You may already know that Plato (428/427 BCE – 348-347 BCE) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. You may also be familiar with him thanks to the Italian Renaissance fresco in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican called “The School of Athens”. Here are five facts about Plato that you…
Five Facts About Socrates | #Philosophy
You may know Socrates as the Classical Greek philosopher behind the quote “I know that I know nothing”, who also laid the fundamentals of western philosophy. Here are five facts about the classical Greek philosopher that you may or may not know.
What is the Meaning of Hellas, Hellenes, Hellenistic, Hellenism, and Philhellenism?
Understanding the the terms Hellas, Hellenes, Hellenistic, Hellenism, and Philhellenism. Where do they come from and are they synonyms for Greece and Greek?
Is Byzantium Even Greek? | Introduction to Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire)
The term “Byzantium” often creates confusion when brought up in conversations. Was it a city-state or an empire? Was it inhabited by Greeks or Romans? And how did it get its name?
Neoclassicism: The Philhellenic Art Movement that Revived the Hellenic Spirit
Why are there so many buildings that resemble ancient Greek temples in Europe? And why do so many artists from the Romantic era depict ancient Greek mythological characters in their sculptures and paintings? The answer is Neoclassicism or Hellenism. Here is what you should know.
Five Facts About Aristotle | #Philosophy
You may know Aristotle (Aristotélēs, 384–322 BC) as the ancient Greek philosopher who was taught by another well-known philosopher, Plato, during the Classical era. Here are five facts about philosopher and polymath Aristotle that you may or may not know.
Top 10 Museums in Athens, Greece – Best Museums in Athens (Athenian Museums)
A list of the best Greek museums in Athens, Top 10 Athenian museums, including the Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. Which is #1?
7 Facts About Athena | #GreekMyths
Is Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom and strategy? Here are seven facts about the Olympian goddess Athena.