All the time that the Games are on, the flies seems to keep a truce with the visitors and the locals in the area. This happens even though there is much blood and meat hanging freely due to the many sacrifices to the Gods. The flies voluntarily go to the other side of Alpheus… Continue reading Flies respect the Olympics
It was almost evening at the Nemean Games when Creugas from Epidamnus and Damoxenus from Syracuse were boxing. So they agreed that they would each allow the other on free punch to decide the match. In those times the boxers wore soft gloves and their fingers were left uncovered. Creugas started and punched Damoxenus in… Continue reading The real Fight Club
Syko – is fig in Greek and it was the same in Ancient Greece. philo-sykos means “friend of the fig” and many famous ancient Greeks professed to this love, including Plato and of course Solon who banned the export of figs as he considered them way too useful for the inhabitants of Attica. Another Greek king,… Continue reading The Greeks had a name for it
(Note: By popular local demand this article has been translated to Greek with various extra links to older articles about the Olympics here.) This is not some conspiracy theory. My question is simple: What is the effect of turning a huge global spotlight on a country via the Olympics? Of course I am thinking of… Continue reading Send in the Olympics…and then the IMF!
Pride and Prejudice are useful tools in creating social norms and avoiding corporate or sporting crimes