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Rome welcomes 25 sculptures that shed light on Ancient Greece

http://en.romereports.com Italy and Greece are joining forces to showcase 25 masterpieces that shed light on Ancient Greece. The exhibit titled 'Classicism and Europe' is taking place in Rome's...
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The Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals in Early Greek Religion (repost) link

The Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals in Early Greek Religion Routledge | 2000-04-06 | ISBN: 0415218292 | 176 pages | PDF | 7 MB AvaxHome (The Goddess and the Warrior: The Naked Goddess and Mistress of the Animals...
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The Minoans were the ones that founded the base of all religion that eventually spread to throughout the world.  They were the ones that let gender be equal by worshiping a goddess.

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Ancient Greek Roots of Mother's Day | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greek Roots of Mother's Day | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it

iWith Mother's Day being celebrated on Sunday, it's only natural to wonder how this great tradition of honoring the entire world’s mothers ever evolved.

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It is interesting to see how many of our traditions come from ancient times.  The majority of our customs have evolved from traditions and celebration that were followed.  Mother's Day is a good example to how a simple tradition evolved into something that celebrated worldwide.

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Mystery Cults and the Mother Goddess|The Getty Iris

Mystery Cults and the Mother Goddess|The Getty Iris | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it

 

“Ancient Greek religion was, by definition, public and communal. Worship was inextricably tied to the polis, the city-state that was one’s community. Religion was expressed publicly through music and dance, especially at the processionals that were often part of sacred festivals honoring the gods.”


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Religion was an important aspect of the Greeks’ life.  Their religion was very complex and seen as public and private throughout the city or polis.  The Greeks would worships their gods and goddesses in public view via music, dance, art, and theater acting.  It was believed that by having a good relationship between the polis and the gods with devotion and respect, the gods would provide them favors and great bless for them and polis.  Their religion was so complex that many investigators have found that the ancient Greeks held mysterious cult.  It is very interesting to read what search has discovered because it shows that ancient Greece was not strict with religion and they weren’t prosecuting the Greeks for their mysterious cult. It shows semi-religion freedom, but of course I am pretty sure that anything outside the aspect of ancient Greek religion was not acceptable.

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Ancient Greece Mythology: Sacred Sites and Religious Places

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Ancient Greece Mythology: Sacred Sites and Religious Places - In ancient greek legends and myths holy and religious sites of greece like temples, monuments and landmarks are reflections of ancient greek society, culture, history, traditions and customs.

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The Greek mythology is very interesting and knowledgeable to learn about the gods and goddesses along with the rich history of Greece.  Throughout Greece there are temples dedicated to each of their gods and goddesses, and over the years these temples survived giving us information of the past.  Many of these sacred sites are so complex built, and each holds their own stories on myths and legends, along with culture and traditions to the history of ancient Greek.  Most of these cities were dedicated to primarily one of their gods and goddesses and then secondarily was the other gods and goddesses, an example was the city of Athens was sacred to goddess Athena or the city of Sparta was sacred to the Dioscuri.  It wonderful to see this vast of history holds in the religion aspect of ancient Greece.  

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ANCIENT GREECE MYTHOLOGY, sacred sites in greece

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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC

Everyday Life in Ancient Greece, 4th Century BC | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Eye witness account of Ancient Greece...

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Another reason, why I have always found ancient Greece history fascinating is because they were such well develops cities in their ancient times.  While other cities around them barely had a stable system to run their cities, most of Greece by then has a well establish economy, military, and government.  Investigating artifacts and scrolls has given a small glimpse of their everyday life.  In cities, such as Athens, men were the only citizens while women were not; women were to be at home and bear chidrens.  About a quarter of the population were slaves that were prisoners of war from the battles the city won, and these slaves were the ones that sustain the economy by doing the labor work.  Most of the Greek life were enjoyed by art, philosophy, food, and other entertainment.

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It is undeniable that the lives of the ancient Greeks  were different than that of our own; however the glimpses do help to make their world seem a little less foreign.. As a result people often realize that in some ways they really weren't that different from ourselves.

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talks about ancient Greek life

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account of what it was like to live in ancient greece during the 4th century

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Carolyn Dewald, "Ancient Greeks Up Close & Personal: Politics, Sex and Gender, Religion"

Carolyn Dewald, Professor of Classical and Historical Studies; Director of Classical Studies Program, Bard College Columbia Center for the Core Curriculum Li...
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THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art

THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Greek Mythology, the Greek Gods, Heroes & Fabulous Creatures : Illustrated biographies of characters from Greek mythology & religion, with quotes from classical texts and pictures from ancient art.

 

Welcome to the Theoi Project, a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.


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Eric Ganzler's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:45 PM

For Ancient Greek Religion, Gods are where you should begin. I like how this article goes further into the mythology and talks about other mythological creatures such as titans and giants.

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Theotokos Means Virgin Mary to Greek Orthodox Christians

Theotokos Means Virgin Mary to Greek Orthodox Christians | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Known to Western Christians as the Virgin Mary, in the Greek Orthodox faith, the Virgin Mary is called Theotokos meaning God-bearer or Birth Giver of God.
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Mayan Religion - ReligionFacts

Mayan Religion - ReligionFacts | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
@StSophiaLA Is there similarity with Ancient Greek religion?: Mayan Religion - ReligionFacts http://t.co/ytgBuhwDc3 via @sharethis
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It has been noted that all religion around the world is somehow connected to each other.  There are many similarities between both religions.  The most noticeable is how the gods have the same functions and specialities in both religions.

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 The Mayans were an odd combination with advanced science ,especially Astronomy and yet practiced primitive human sacrifice.

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Guide to Know About Music of Ancient Greek Culture

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Guide to Know About Music of Ancient Greek Culture - Ancient Greek Music remains one of the least illuminated chapters from the History of Greek Culture, ancient greek music, greek music culture

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The people of ancient Greece worshiped their gods and goddesses through music and art.  Their belief was that it was a way to please the gods and a way to get something in return from them, such as blessings.  The development of music brought dancing, art, theater, the expression in writing that we now see in ancient Greece.  Without it, we would have never been able to know via artifacts and scrolls the complexity system of ancient Greece.  Music is way to express the feeling, idea, beliefs, and identity and with it we, as a modern society, have been able to use it to shape in what believe and identify ourselves as.  

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Ancient Greek music Culture

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Visit the Ancient Ruin if Mycenae - World Travel Fiend

Visit the Ancient Ruin if Mycenae - World Travel Fiend | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Mycenae, ancient home of Agamemnon, is a fascinating Greek ruin to visit, especially if you like your archaeological sites with a side of rich mythology.
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Funny that is very informal but with great information about is being discussed in class.  A lot of the information is the story of the Iliad.  The article says Helen was taken by force from her husband, but as discussed in class that we may never know whether she taken by forced or she left voluntarily.  

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Accidental Discovery of 8,000-Year-Old Settlements and Necropolis in Greece

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An impressive discovery of ancient lacustrine settlements and a huge necropolis, dating back as early as 8,000 years ago, has been brought to light by an archaeological excavation in the area between (Accidental Discovery of 8,000-Year-Old Settlements...
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Archaeologist links graves excavated in northern Greece with ancient kings of ... - Fox News

Archaeologist links graves excavated in northern Greece with ancient kings of ... - Fox News | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
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March 13, 2014: An architecture student checks a drawing on the steps of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
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I find it amazing how every year new pieces of artifacts from the past is found that gives key information closer to know the ancient cities.  It is also interesting to read how many experts argue on whether or not to agree with theories on what might have happened or what they think an object is or how something might have been used.  With so much valuable information lost or stolen, we may never be able to full know and understand how the past function and most of all why they disappeared.  It is unfortunate that the ancient Aegae was vandalized and that many useful artifacts were lost.  It could be possible that as more investigation is found, more artifacts can be found that can give more understanding to the functions of the city and people.

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Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome - FULL Audio Book - by E.M. Berens

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome - FULL Audio Book - by E.M. Berens SUBSCRIBE to https://www.youtube.com/user/GreenAudioBooks Greek Mythology is ...
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