Homer and Wine

By the 8th and 7th centuries BC, when the written works of Hesiod and the Homeric bards began to appear, wine had thoroughly permeated Greek culture and become a ubiquitous feature – a dietary staple, preferable to water, drunk at any time of day or night, with or without food. Greeks had learned to cut …

Wine: An Age-Old Story

Some of the most essential pleasures or comforts in life can be traced so far back in human history that they seem to disappear in the mists of time. The cultivation and consumption of grapes and their juice is a prime example. Nevertheless, as archaeologists in collaboration with paleobotanists, have further extended and refined their …

Kos, the Island of Hippocrates Where Ancient Medicine Was Born

Kos is an island of Dodecanese, world renowned not only for its long sandy beaches and impressive landscapes. The island is also famous for the birth of ancient Medicine. Hippocrates was a Greek physician, who has been named “Father of Medicine” and has revolutionized the methods and techniques of teaching this great knowledge, passing it …