5 school misconceptions about Byzantium

Traditionally, much fewer articles, books and programs were published about Byzantium than about Ancient Rome, which contributed to the spread of various myths and misconceptions about it. 1. The state was called the Byzantine Empire, […]

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Female Beauty Standards in Ancient Greece

Did the ancient Greeks have an analogue of the modern concept of “glamor”? Yes, they had the word “kalokagatiya” (translation options: “beautiful and kind”, “beautiful and good”), which meant the harmony of external beauty and […]

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What caused the Trojan War?

The Trojan War began at the end of the 13th century BC. No written sources have survived from those events, and only the oral epic, subsequently collected by Homer, brought the details of the events […]

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