The Greatest Runner You Have Never Heard Of: The Other Famous Greek Leonidas

anicent-olympics-gamesThanks to Zack Snyder’s 2007 fantasy historical film,  300, the Battle of Thermopylae has become one of the most famous battles in history, while the name Leonidas is now synonymous with the legendary Spartan king who led his 300 men against hundreds of thousands of Persians. What if we told you that the most celebrated Olympian of antiquity was also a Leonidas? And that way before Michael Phelps became the most decorated gold medalist in Olympic history, there was Leonidas of Rhodes….READ MORE

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Imagination Station: The World Maker Faire

maxresdefaultPart science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these people come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.”

An annual event developed by Make magazine and touted as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”, the World Maker Faire is a family-oriented festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness….READ MORE

Can You Imagine a Taxation System Where the Wealthy Competed to Pay the Highest Taxes? It Really Happened!

agoranew_1Ancient Greek civilization flourished from around 776 to 30 BC. This long period of economic, cultural, and political domination didn’t just happen coincidentally, a lot of factors contributed to it. The ancient Greek economy—despite remaining somewhat of an enigma to this day—was definitely one of the main elements that played a crucial role in the country’s expansion and influence around the world….READ MORE

13 Things To Do If You’re Stuck In The City This Summer

athens-2Summer in the city can be both amazing and horrible. As with most things in life, it’s how you choose to see it. On one hand, you can be miserable and jealous of those on vacation in exotic destinations while you’re stuck in the hot, sweaty city. On the other hand, you can explore all the little magic moments the big city has to offer. With our list, we hope to help you make the most of your summer at home….READ MORE

Ancient DNA Analysis Reveals the ‘Mythical’ Heritage of Modern Greeks

minoan_680_4The Minoan and the Mycenaean Civilizations, are widely considered the first literate civilizations of the Western World and the ancestors of what later would be defined as Classical Greece. However, many questions about the origins of the Minoans and their ties to the Mycenaeans have long perplexed historians and archaeologists alike. The main question is: where did these people came from….READ MORE