Greek history

A soldier’s widow and child in Greece c. 1950

Greece is not just for Greeks — it belongs to the world

6 April 2019 9:00 am

It often proves difficult to talk about modern Greece. Not just because of the relentless stream of news coming at…

Ancient and modern

18 December 2010 12:00 am

Last week, David Cameron’s enthusiasm for finding out how happy we all are — as if it were any business of his — led us to consider some Greek views of the matter.

Piling Pelion on Ossa

13 November 2010 12:00 am

Bettany Hughes is the Nigella Lawson of the classical world — all tumbling raven curls and smoky-voiced seduction, as she takes telly viewers through the greatest hits of the olden days; recent programmes have covered the Spartans, Athens and the Bible.