Aegina – Nymph and Island

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Author: Marian Vermeulen The Origins of the Island The island of Aegina lies in the Saronic Gulf of Greece, south of island of Salamis where the allied Greek city-states managed to defeat the invading Persians in a great sea battle. Aegina is predominantly made up of a now extinct volcano, which accounts for Aegina’s fertile landscape. Today, the island produces cotton, grapes, almonds, [...]

2020-09-13T20:10:27+00:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

Agora of Athens & 7 Tales on Diogenes the Cynic

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Around the early fourth century BCE, a curious man by the name of Diogenes was said to have lived in a large ceramic jar in the Athenian marketplace. Diogenes, or Diogenes ‘the Dog’, was a Greek philosopher renowned for his extreme frugality and at times, peculiar behavior. These behaviors were grounded in the values of Cynic philosophy, with Diogenes as one of the [...]

2019-08-11T20:02:24+00:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

Roman-era coins: unique witnesses of the Acropolis of Athens’ true appearance 

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The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most spectacular ancient Greek monuments that are still visible today. The sanctuary reached its peak when the Athenians, empowered from their victory over the Persians, built a number of great monuments including the famous Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia and the temple of Athena Nike. The Acropolis has become the visible symbol of all that [...]

2019-05-07T15:51:06+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Coins and travel|Tags: , , |
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