The Life of Women in Ancient Greece

Women in Ancient Greece

One of the most commonly known facts about women in Ancient Greece is that they weren’t allowed to vote. While this is true for the Athena polias, the exclusion of women in politics didn’t occur in all the ancient Greek societies. Classical scholars uncover more and more complexities about the lives of ancient Greek women. …

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The Cyclops: A One-Eyed Monster of Greek Mythology


Cyclopes are supernatural beings of immense stature and strength and have just one eye. Cyclopes played a rather minor role in Greek mythology, even though many wrote of them. They did not fall in the category of Greek gods and goddesses but were one of the many other creatures that populated the ancient myths. What …

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Hades Helmet: The Cap of Invisibility


There are plenty of athletes that have almost made the Olympic games but just missed the thresholds to be considered for participation. The most famous ‘almost Olympian’ will probably go by the name of Hades. However, unlike other athletes, Hades the god is just as famous as the equipment he word, making Hades’ helmet one …

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Echidna: Half Woman, Half Snake of Greece

echidna monster

In Greek mythology, Echidna belonged to a class of monsters called Drakons, which translates to Dragon. Echidna was a female dragon or dracaena. The ancient Greeks imagined dragons that looked slightly different from modern interpretations, with the ancient dragons in Greek myths resembling giant serpents. Echidna possessed the upper half of a woman and the …

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