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30 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Aeschylus

Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian. He’s often described as the father of tragedy. Academics’ knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and awesome facts about Aeschylus. 1. According to Aristotle, Aeschylus…

30 Interesting And Fun Facts About Pericles

Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age, specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and fun facts about Pericles. 1. Pericles…

26 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Thucydides

Thucydides was an Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year 411 BC. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of “scientific history” by those who accept his claims to have applied strict standards of impartiality and evidence-gathering and analysis of cause…

26 Interesting And Fun Facts About Herodotus

Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire and lived in the fifth century BC, a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates and Euripides. He’s often referred to as “The Father of History,” a title first conferred by Cicero. Take a look below for 26 more interesting and fun facts about…

26 Fun And Interesting Facts About Euclid

Euclid, sometimes known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the “founder of geometry” or the “father of geometry.” He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. Take a look below for 26 more fun and interesting facts about Euclid. 1. His Elements is one of the…

25 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Sophocles

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Take a look below for 25 more interesting and awesome facts about Sophocles. 1. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his…

30 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Socrates

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition and thought. An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and…

30 Interesting And Awesome Facts About The Greek Poet Homer

Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Illiad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Illiad is set during the Trojan War, then ten year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. The…

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22 Interesting And Fun Facts About The Birth Of Venus Painting

The Birth of Venus is a painting done by Sandro Botticelli in the mid 1480s. It shows the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, she had emerged from the sea fully grown. The painting is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Take a look below for 22 more interesting and…