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Antonis Chaliakopoulos

Antonis Chaliakopoulos
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Antonis is an archaeologist with a passion for museums and heritage and a keen interest in aesthetics and the reception of classical art. He holds an MSc in Museum Studies from the University of Glasgow and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens (NKUA). Antonis is a senior staff member at TheCollector, managing the Archaeology and Ancient History department. In his spare time, he publishes articles on his specialty.

9 Facts About The Centaurs Of Greek Mythology

  The centaurs of Greek Mythology are amongst the most famous composite creatures of antiquity. They were half-men and half-horse beings representing an intermediate stage...

14 Times The Greek Gods Shapeshifted To Rape Mortals

  Greek Mythology is rife with stories of transformation. The ancient Greek gods were able to shapeshift in order to approach mortals without getting noticed....

Where Did The Centaurs Come From? A Journey Through Ancient Art

  Centaurs in Greek Mythology were half-man half-horse beings that lived in the forests of mainland Greece. The Greeks used them as symbols of the...

The Myth Of Venus And Adonis: From Incest To Beauty

  After meeting each other, Venus and Adonis fell passionately in love and stayed together till death did them apart. Their myth was a story...

Who Were The Diadochi of Alexander The Great?

  The age of the diadochi of Alexander the Great was one of the bloodiest pages of Greek history. A series of ambitious generals attempted...

The Rise And Fall Of The Seleucid Empire In 9 Facts

  The Seleucid Empire was one of the major Hellenistic states formed after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. The Seleucids ruled...

Thales Of Miletus: The Father Of Western Philosophy (Facts & Bio)

Thales of Miletus was a Greek philosopher and one of the seven sages of antiquity. Aristotle considered him to be the first philosopher and...

Enceladus: The Greek Giant That Shakes The Earth

  One of the most important episodes in Greek Mythology was the Gigantomachy, the relentless war between Greek Giants and Gods. The Giants proved themselves...

Phidias: The Greatest Sculptor Of Antiquity

  Phidias was by far the most famous ancient Greek sculptor. The Greeks spoke of his sculptures as if they were gods themselves and their...

Echo and Narcissus: A Story About Love And Obsession

  What are the limits of love? How far can it go? These questions lie in the very center of the myth of Echo and...

King Midas: The Legend With The Golden Touch

  King Midas of Phrygia is a legendary figure of Greek Mythology. His place in Greek literature and culture is a curious one. On one...

9 Most Important Monuments From The Agora Of Athens

  Under the hill of Acropolis lies the ancient Agora of Athens, the place where Athenian democracy was born. Explore one of the most fascinating...

The Pre-Modern Museum: What Is A Cabinet Of Curiosities?

  Imagine that you are a member of the royalty in 17th century Europe. After inviting a few friends over for dinner, you run out...

Top 10 Monuments Of Ancient Olympia, Greece

  Every four years, people from every corner of the Greek world flocked to Olympia, Greece, to attend the ancient Greek Olympic Games. The Panhellenic...