Maria Dragatakis

Maria Dragatakis
Maria Dragatakis lives and works in Athens, Greece as an International Productions Coordinator for a local theater company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Classical Languages and Literatures from Ohio University. Art is her passion which she is been blessed to relish in her daily tasks, in the world of the theater, and the city she lives in with its rich cultural heritage. Her work has taken her around the world in a never-ending journey, always seeking the finer sentiment of euphoria that only art can produce.

Cuneiform to Hieroglyphics: The Evolution of Western Alphabets

  The alphabet we use to write today in the modern western world has evolved over the millennia from the Near Eastern line of symbols...

Phoenicians and Canaanites: A Comprehensive History of Lebanon

  On August 4, 2020 a massive explosion devastated much of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. More than 220 people are known to have...

Bacchus (Dionysus) and the Primeval Forces of Nature: 5 Myths

  The Greek god Dionysus-Bacchus, later venerated by the Romans as Bacchus-Liber was the Olympian god of wine, plant life, indulgence, revelry, folly, and wild...

The Divine Art of Austerity and Piety in the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD)

  The Byzantine Empire, also known as Byzantium, was a cultural and political powerhouse during Late Antiquity and into the Middle Ages. Its ideology and...

Hagia Sophia: Church of Divine Wisdom and Subject of Global Dispute (9 Facts You Should Know)

  Amid the ‘deafening silence’ of Western political, cultural, and theological circles a museum has been converted to a mosque. This is an act of...

Hellenistic Period: Art In The Onset Of Globalization (323-30 BC)

  The Hellenistic Period started in 323 BC. after the sudden death of Alexander the Great at the age of 33. His thirteen-year rule was...

Classical Greece: The Golden Era (ca. 480–323 B.C.)

  The Classical Period in ancient Greece produced outstanding cultural and scientific achievements. The city of Athens introduced to the world a direct Democracy political...

The Mycenaean Civilization: The Age Of Heroes

The fortified city of Mycenae in the Peloponnesus peninsula gave its name to the period from 1600 BC to 1100 BC, known as the...

Aegean Civilizations: The Emergence of European Art

Modern and postmodern artists like Modigliani, Moore, Picasso, Giacometti, among others, discarded western visual tradition and sought inspiration from ancient cultures. Cycladic Art‘s influence is evident when we compare their works to their Cycladic ancestors.

Read This Guide Before You Travel to Ancient Greece

Art, History, Culture lovers cannot complete their life journey unless they include Greece in their magical itinerary. Here’s your curated guide!

The Temple of Apollo Epicurius of Bassae, the odd temple

Apollo was the god of light, arts, poetry and oracles, with his centre of worship in Delphi, but also the god of plague and medicine.