Archive for the 'Ancient Greece' Category
Tags: Argonauts, Jason and the Argonauts, King Arthur
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tags: Argonauts, Expedition, Jason and the Argonauts, Map
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.