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Classical Greece versus Ancient Rome
In this incredibly entertaining face off, two experts — Boris Johnson and Mary Beard — argue for each being the superior civilization. Runtime: 95...
The Menu | Food Neighbourhoods: Athens, Exarchia
With a reputation as a stronghold for anarchists, students and intellectuals, the district of Exarchia in downtown Athens is going through the gradual...
The Menu | Food Neighbourhoods: Athens, Petralona
Monocle explores the central but off the beaten track neighbourhood of Petralona, which is proving that the Greek capital’s culinary offerings reach...
Sacred Olives: Athena’s Tree on the Acropolis
Atop the Acropolis of Athens stands an olive tree that is a symbol of hundreds of years of dedication and reverence. By Laura Aitken-Burt.
The Parthenon | Architects Ictinus and Callicrates
A good summary of the quintessential structure’s pioneering design features. By Luke Fiederer.
Greek Vase Painting
This catalog from the Metropolitan Museum provides a detailed history of vase painting in ancient Greece and sheds light on its invaluable contributi...