WHY ANCIENT GREECE?
We'll answer your question with a question of our own: What's cooler than Greek mythology? The sex. The violence. The intrigue. For those crazy gods and goddesses, it was never a dull moment. And for this year's Best of San Diego issue, CityBeat's seventh, we've brought all your favorite Greek action figures back to help represent this town's top-shelf people, places and things—at least according to our editors and writers. There's Zeus (miscellanea), Heracles (exercise, fitness), Poseidon (the bay, the coast), Aphrodite (love, sex, beauty), Hermes (shopping), Demeter (food), Apollo (fine arts) and Dionysus (drinking, nightlife). They're all here! And let's not forget the real reason you're checking out this week's issue: the annual Readers Poll. The aphorism “Know Thyself” is inscribed in a wall of Apollo's Temple in Delphi. After this issue, San Diego, you will.