Archive for the 'Ancient Greece' Category

Ancient Greek coins for auction

historyoftheancientworld.com

 

Myths and Heroes

 

From the pbs.org website:
Host Michael Wood takes an epic journey, following in the path of the Queen of Sheba, searching for Shangri-La in Tibet, untangling the tales of King Arthur’s Celtic Brittan and tracing the trek of Jason who sought the Golden Fleece.

More info here.

Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Giuseppe Nogari “Archimedes (c.287-212 BC)”

From TED.com:
How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.

See the video here.

Exercises to build the body of a Greek God

The Doryphorus displays the canonic proportions of the male torso established by Polykleitos and it was the model for the Hellenistic and Roman heroic cuirass, a fine example being the Augustus of Prima Porta.

From listverse.com:

Height (78 inches, 198.1)
Neck (19 inches; 48.26)
Biceps (16.5 inches; 41.9)
Chest (52 inches; 36.8cm)
Forearms (14.5 inches; 36.8cm)
Buttocks (47.5 inches; 120.6cm)
Calves (19 inches; 48.26cm)
Waist (40.5 inches; 102.8cm)
Thighs (26.5 inches; 67.3cm)

Read about the exercises here.

Argonauts Expedition Map

A great map of the expedition of the Argonauts.

Early Greek Poets Timeline

From the about.com article:
Because of limitations inherent in the study of ancient history, we don’t know for certain when many of these early Greek poets were born or died. Some dates, like those for Homer, are guesses. New scholarship could revise these dates. So, this early Greek poets timeline is a way to visualize relative chronology within the same genre. The genres here are: epic, iambic, elegiac, and lyric poetry.

Read the article here.

War and History with Victor Davis Hanson


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