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Greek Architecture(11 Photos)
Discover the beauty of Greek architecture across Europe from temples to amphitheatres.
Sparta was a Greek city-state known for their great warriors.
Greek GodsVideo Clip (3:36)
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Get a crash course on the heavenly residents of Mount Olympus.
SpartansVideo Clip (2:13)
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They were fierce warriors who prized military strength, but they were also the world's first democracy.
Deconstructing History: Spartans
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Ten-thousand strong, the Spartan army was highly skilled and technologically advanced for its time.
Deconstructing History: The Acropolis
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Built over 2500 years ago, the Parthenon remains one of the most visited archeological sites in the world.
Zeus and the Great Flood
Zeus and the Great FloodVideo Clip (2:32)
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When natural disasters struck, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus, their god of all gods, showing anger and displeasure.
The Peloponnesian War
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Athens' military campaign against the Peloponnesian League that eventually ended the Greek Golden Age, as told by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis.
Hercules and the 12 Labors
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The tale of the mighty Hercules, son of Zeus, atoning for the murder of his family by undertaking 12 impossible tasks.
The Cult of Hades
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Followers of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, are believed to have worshipped at a cave site at Eleusis, Greece.
The Story of Medusa
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Once a beautiful priestess to Athena, the Greek Goddess of war, Medusa is transformed into a hideous monster after she falls victim to a crime.
Origins of the Minotaur
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As an act of punishment, the god Poseidon curses Crete's King Minos with a son who is half man, half bull.
Labyrinth of the Minotaur
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Some believe an underground site on the island of Crete was the labyrinth of the Minotaur, Greek mythology's vicious half-man, half-beast creature.
Odysseus' ShipVideo Clip (2:34)
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In 1988, scientists discovered an ancient ship that may have been sailed by Odysseus, Homer's legendary Greek King.
Land of Odysseus
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Where did Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey, call home?
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