Category: People

How I found Aphrodite on the Turkish Coast

Image: Aphrodite by Praxiteles (mid. 4th c. BC), marble head of statue. At Cnidus, located at the western end of the Datca peninsula on the Turkish coast there is, on the hillside, the remains of a circular temple which once held one of the most admired marble statues – the naked Aphrodite by Praxiteles (mid […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 in People | Comments Off on How I found Aphrodite on the Turkish Coast

Pompey – Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus was one of the greatest Romans, a rival of Julius Caesar, who lived 106 – 48 BC, in the last years of the Roman Republic before the Empire. It is likely that Pompey knew the coast of Turkey very well from the time when he led an attack on the ‘pirates’ or […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Pompey – Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

Sarpedon – PRINCE OF LYCIA – the mightiest warrior among the Trojan allies

Sarpedon, a  hero of the Trojan War, a son of Zeus and Laodamia, who, with his cousin – Glaucus, commanded the Lycian contingent on the side of the Trojans. At Lydae, up the hill from Ay Liman (port of the moon), there is the broken remains of a white marble tomb of exquisite design, probably […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Sarpedon – PRINCE OF LYCIA – the mightiest warrior among the Trojan allies

The “Father of History” was born on the Southern coast of Turkey

Herodatus of Halicarnassus (Bodrum) was born on the Southern coast of Turkey in 484 BC and wrote ‘The Histories’ , definitely one of the most entertaining books ever written and the first great work written in Greek prose.

Friday November 14th, 2008 in People | Comments Off on The “Father of History” was born on the Southern coast of Turkey

Which great Romans sailed the Southern coast of Turkey?

Julius Caesar, who as a young man, was captured and ransomed by pirates on the coast. When he came to power he pursued them and hanged them from the yardarm. Hadrian. He re-organised the grain trade on the coast, as Rome and Athens were in danger of starving and losing trade. See large granaries at […]

Friday November 14th, 2008 in People | Comments Off on Which great Romans sailed the Southern coast of Turkey?

St. Nicholas – the life, the legend

The life and legend of St. Nicholas of Patara, Myra, Gemili and Bari; the model for Father Christmas and a Saint of the Eastern and Western Christian Churches. (The Orthodox and Latin Church). A young man named Nicholas was born in Patara on the coast of Asia Minor (now Turkey), about 270 AD, of wealthy […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2009 in People | Comments Off on St. Nicholas – the life, the legend

St. Nicholas lived on the southern Turkish Coast

St. Nicholas, originally the son of a wealthy grain merchant of Patara in the province of Lycia, lived on the southern coast of Turkey in the 4th Cent BC. Scholarly when young, he became a bishop at a young age and attended the Council of Nicaea with Emperor Constantine. Eventually, many years later, after his […]

Sunday December 14th, 2008 in People | Comments Off on St. Nicholas lived on the southern Turkish Coast