///Anecdotes and curiosities

Why they have the Greek Statues Small Penis?

By |2018-11-17T00:13:14+00:00September 11th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Greece, Daily life Costume Company, Ancient history|

The Bronze Statues, also with a small penis you ever wondered why the Greek statues representing heroes, warriors, philosophy, eminent sports and still great characters, have visibly small penis? An answer to this question (that probably all we set) It was given by the scholar Andrew Lear, according to which [...]

Aristotle of Ghiotto…Cicadas

By |2018-10-24T04:04:02+00:00May 11th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Greece, Ancient history|

Aristotle Even the food tastes, just like anything else, They are subject, over time, to drastic changes. That's why it can not not do an impression, as well as give us a sense of disgust, the fact that in many ancient civilizations, Also it evolved like Greece and Rome, it was quite normal [...]

Purple Carrots in Antiquity

By |2018-10-31T20:08:55+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Anecdotes and curiosities, Great Civilizations, Greece, Middle Ages, Roma, Ancient history, Contemporary history, Modern history|

Flower carrot in a 800 release. The carrots were once purple Accustomed always see them a bright sun orange may seem strange, but once the carrots were purple. This is confirmed by several Egyptian historical sources, Greek and Roman, populations from which they made extensive use of this valuable [...]

Opium: Origin of the Word

By |2018-11-03T23:02:34+00:00January 30th, 2015|Anecdotes and curiosities, Greece, Ancient history|

Opium den in Paris 800 The term "opium" has ancient origins. In the Greek language the word meant opion "juice", because with it is indicated the latex naturally secreted from the capsules of poppy flowers (poppy somniferum). This white liquid congeals on contact with air and takes a decidedly darker color; the resin obtained from [...]

Ancient Greece: Sophocles “towed” and Robbed by a Young

By |2014-10-21T06:37:59+00:00October 21st, 2014|Anecdotes and curiosities, Greece, Ancient history|

Sophocles Being great artists is not safe from problems of life and does not guarantee any protection against rotating dodger. He knew something Sophocles, author of tragedies among the most memorable of all time, that fell like a "chicken" into the trap set for him by a young greek. In a society that considered the men [...]

Alexander the Great and Dye Hair

By |2016-01-26T09:25:53+00:00September 18th, 2014|Anecdotes and curiosities, Greece, Ancient history|

Can you imagine Alexander the Great Alexander the Great's intent to dye their hair like any woman of any age and origin? It may seem an unusual view in reference to the great Macedonian leader, but it should be the simple truth: Alexander was the tint to the hair, blonde to be exact. If the care of hair, [...]

Alexander the Great was a “drunkard”? A New Hypothesis on the Death

By |2014-07-18T20:07:27+00:00July 18th, 2014|Anecdotes and curiosities, Greece, Ancient history|

Face of Alexander the Great Can you imagine Alexander the Great, almost mythical leader, while drunk with liters of wine? Yet it was the Macedonian usual way to celebrate the end of victorious military campaigns. When he saw "brightness", medical personnel Andròcide forced him to eat large amounts of cabbage, they had a [...]

Painting and History: The Beautiful Naked courtesan Phryne Before the Judges

By |2014-06-21T02:02:11+00:00June 21st, 2014|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Greece, Ancient history|

Phryne stands naked before the judges, Jean-Leon Gerome, 1861 In the image attached to the post you can admire a painting of Jean-Léon Gérome French, that in 1861, when it was created and subsequently exposed, He did not fail to arouse a scandal in the artistic circles in Paris at; now it kept in a hall of the Hamburger Kunsthalle Museum in Hamburg, the work, [...]

Origin of the Word “Barbaro”

By |2014-04-01T05:13:40+00:00April 1st, 2014|Anecdotes and curiosities, Ancient history|

The word barbarian warriors"barbaro", that time and time again we find written and repeated on Ancient History books, It derives from the ancient greek "Barbaros" and it has come down to us through the Latin "Barbarus". The original meaning, almost onomatopoeic, era "gibbering" and he stood for all those who spoke a strange and incomprehensible language, only in [...]