Category: Greek

In 458 BC, Aeschylus, an ancient Greek tragedian, was killed by…

In 458 BC, Aeschylus, an ancient Greek tragedian, was killed by a tortoise dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his bald head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile.

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The word school comes from an ancient Greek word meaning…

The word school comes from an ancient Greek word meaning ‘free time’. 

In 2008, archaeologists discovered a 7th-century sex curse in…

In 2008, archaeologists discovered a 7th-century sex curse in the ruins of an ancient city kingdom in Cyprus. The curse is written in Greek on a lead tablet that reads, ‘May your penis hurt when you make love,’ but nobody knows who made it, or why. source source1

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Cristiano Ronaldo bought his agent a whole Greek Island as a…

Cristiano Ronaldo bought his agent a whole Greek Island as a wedding present. source

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 The word “gorilla” comes from the Greek word…

 The word “gorilla” comes from the Greek word meaning, “a tribe of hairy women.”

Ancient Greeks had a word, Akrasia, to describe the lack of…

Ancient Greeks had a word, Akrasia, to describe the lack of will that prevents us from doing something that we know is good for us.