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Did you know that Greek athletes used to win olive oil as prizes?

From heroes to philosophers, the Ancient Greeks have had a gigantic influence on life as we know it! Any old history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will dish the real dirt on those Ancient Greek culture vultures.

They may have lived more than two thousand years ago but this ancient civilisation’s legacy goes on in our politics, the Olympic Games, in our alphabet, architecture, science and philosophy. Find out everything you need to know about, plus the answer to some unexpected questions…?

Why did Alexander the Great think beards were dangerous in battle?
Which Greek writer died when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head?

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