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The mystery of the Delphic Oracle
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 2-20-2013 | 2 comments
If you visit Delphi today – a few hours by car from Athens – you will be treated to spectacular ruins in a stunningly beautiful setting. Even on a very hot day...




Income inequality and the end of the Roman Republic
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 12-2-2012 | 3 comments
I believe that income inequality played an enormous role in the end of the republic. Why past tense? Because this column is concerned mostly with the end of t...




The myth behind the Olympics
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 7-27-2012 | 6 comments
The official ancient Olympics began in 776 BCE in Olympia, Greece, whose ruins you can visit today. However, the ancient Olympics were based on even earlier at...




Love stories from Ancient Greece
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 2-14-2012 | 1 comment
Why turn to ancient Greek myths for inspiration on Valentine’s Day? At first glance, it seems inappropriate. Saint Valentine was a Christian martyr, and had n...




Saturnalia: a source of holiday traditions
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 12-16-2011 | 2 comments
As the end of the year draws near, people are hanging wreaths on their doors and decorating their houses and trees with lights. They’re also buying gifts for t...




Did Oedipus really marry his mother?
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 8-17-2011 | 4 comments
Most people know the story of Oedipus, made famous by Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex, which was first performed in Athens in 429 BCE. In the play, King Oedipus of...




Gods falsely accused
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 1-25-2011 | 3 comments
You may be familiar with the Greek myth of Niobe – but in case your memory needs to be refreshed, a brief summary follows. Niobe, a queen of Thebes during the ...




Gods' begotten sons
Columnist: Victoria Grossack | Posted on 12-24-2010 | 10 comments
Christmas, we are told, is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God. His mother, Mary, became pregnant while still a virgin and...

 
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