Photograph by Everett Collection, shows the ruins of The Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Thousands of Greek refugees were sheltered in Athens too.
Ancient History

Asylum Seekers in Ancient Greece: Requirements and Amnesty

October 12, 2020

While many countries were flooded with refugees, some people were forcibly evicted from their homeland, leading them to seek asylum in foreign lands. Read to learn about the types of asylum seekers and the process of asylum seeking. […]

A concept picture of Greece by meirion matthias, shows a close-up of a war helmet. Peloponnesian war sparked refugee crisis in ancient Greece but this huge issue was mostly ignored by the historians.
Ancient History

Understanding the Plight of Greek Refugees

October 11, 2020

Greek refugees had gone through a lot of suffering, including leaving behind their homes and sometimes their families. In spite of visible struggles, their plight was ignored and not recorded in history. […]

The image shows ruins of ancient Greece.
Ancient History

Ancient Greece: Sources of Relaxation and Entertainment

September 27, 2020

Ancient Greeks believed in living relaxed lives. The men spent much of their time in activities that helped them socialize and relax, such as sporting events, visiting clubs or theaters, and attending symposia. However, women in ancient Greece were expected to take care of their houses and not go out without being chaperoned. […]

The image shows two men reclining on a couch at a symposium in ancient Greece.
Ancient History

Symposium: An Important Part of Ancient Greek Culture

September 27, 2020

An integral part of ancient Greek culture, the symposia were drinking parties held in private homes. They could range from intellectual discussions to orgies, depending on the guests present. They were also a big platform for culture transmission. […]

The image shows the ruins of the Parthenon temple in Athens, Greece.
Ancient History

Ancient Greece: Relaxing Style of Life in Athens

September 27, 2020

People in ancient Athens led very relaxed lives. A typical day was spent in pursuing various activities in the Agora, gymnasia, and symposia. The ancient Greeks believed that life was much too valuable to be spent working. […]

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