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In Greek Theater, a Black Mask Plays an Important Role

In Greek Theater, a Black Mask Plays an Important Role | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Image of the Week: Whether expressing tragedy or comedy, the slave mask reflects the malleable nature of the black experience in the ancient world.
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In my theater class we learned about one other importance of masks in ancient greek theatre but only how it was used portray different characters. Also to allow people far away to distinguish them. I never thought that colors of the masks could have another meaning.The typical description of them would be considered offensive in present day. Even though then it was common to poke fun at certain things such as slaves now it would be considered a racial issue. I was intrigued that their was a possibility of the people that wore the masks could have been black.
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Ancient Greek Flavors in Athens | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greek Flavors in Athens | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Archaion Gefsis (Ancient Flavors) operating in central Athens has drawn the attention not only of Athenians but also of the New York Times and the BBC.
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I am a foodie so this article was by the far the best one I scooped this week.The recipes for it are in a book called Deipnosophists. What was not necessarily weird but interesting was the fact they did not use any sharp utensils, it made me wonder if they ate everything with their hands but instead they use a spoon like utensil made out of hardened crust. Also I found it great that the reason they did not use knives and forks was because of Poseidon. I wonder if was done out of respect or fear though.
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Ancient Greeks' Origins

Ancient Greeks' Origins | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
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The article was very interesting because in history books or anything you never hear about interactions between Early Greeks and Africans. I never even thought of the possibility.Also how it speaks about the nature of certain people like the Black Egyptians and how the concept of morality was an internal thing at first and had nothing to do with the spiritual. I like how it gave a thorough description of their encounter and how exactly the Greeks were given religion, which was through the Keftiu,east africans. They had a god named Amen who is similar to who we know now as Zeus to the Ancient Greeks. It is strange how s lot of things in life are almost the same thing just reinterpreted or reimagined especially in terms of religion.
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Ancient Greeks Fixed Matches 1,700 Years Ago | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greeks Fixed Matches 1,700 Years Ago | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
British historians have recently deciphered a delicate ancient Greek papyrus, which shows that a wrestling match between two teenagers was fixed.
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Revisiting Delphi, the center of the ancient world - Kathimerini

Revisiting Delphi, the center of the ancient world - Kathimerini | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Kathimerini Revisiting Delphi, the center of the ancient world Kathimerini Its origins may have been shrouded in prehistory, its oracle hopelessly vague and its allegiances hostage to the hegemonies of the day, but no site was more revered by the...
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I really enjoyed reading this article. Mainly because it corresponded with my all the classes I have through them I learned about the significance of the oracle of Delphi. Especially in Greek tragedies that I have read. While reading the article I was surprised to hear they did not think of the oracle really as a fortuneteller but as a consultant. To me that would mean it was an extremely professional and it was used more so for just for one persons fate or fortune but a community's. I definitely would agree with Mr.Chapp the writer of the article that it was not a bystander in history. Especially if Delphi was consulted for many political decisions.
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Archaeologist links graves excavated in northern Greece with ancient kings of Macedonia

Archaeologist links graves excavated in northern Greece with ancient kings of Macedonia | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
A Greek archaeologist says she has discovered 20 new burials near Macedonia's ancient capital in northern Greece, and some could tentatively be associated with the early Macedonian kings.
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This is a great find especially since two of the twenty graves in particular are possibly Alexander the I and his son. The only sad part is the burial site was raided and a lot of what was taken could have taught us so much about if for certain those bodies are who they are thought to be. The only good thing is they did not disrupt the bones and left some things.
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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: The Democratic Experiment

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: The Democratic Experiment | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Professor Paul Cartledge reveals the roots of Western Democracy.
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This article really just reminds you how important the Ancient Greeks were. Without them we would most likely be living under a monarchy, or some other form of government. Which could be oppressive even though the article says "demokratia" means people- power. Even then the power was not of all the people but enough people that it represented what everyone generally wanted out of their government. I am not surprised when it says there were hundreds democracy is the main thing I know about the Ancient Greeks and even though I know that it was not always how their government was it was the mist important change in how it was though. The article also mentions during the 4th century during the time of philosopher, Aristotle they were all separate though in terms of the respective cities. Which makes them different from our form today because even though we do have city governments that is only local there is still federal and state as well.
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This article really just reminds you how important the Ancient Greeks were. Without them we would most likely be living under a monarchy, or some other form of government. Which could be oppressive even though the article says "demokratia" means people- power. Even then the power was not of all the people but enough people that it represented what everyone generally wanted out of their government. I am not surprised when it says there were hundreds democracy is the main thing I know about the Ancient Greeks and even though I know that it was not always how their government was it was the mist important change in how it was though. The article also mentions during the 4th century during the time of philosopher, Aristotle they were all separate though in terms of the respective cities. Which makes them different from our form today because even though we do have city governments that is only local there is still federal and state as well.
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China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens - New York Times

China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens - New York Times | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
China Remodels an Ancient Silk Road City, and an Ethnic Rift Widens New York Times KASHGAR, China — Visitors walking through the mud-brick rubble and yawning craters where close-packed houses and bazaars once stood could be forgiven for thinking...
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Temple of Venus and other ancient ruins of Pompeii damaged

Temple of Venus and other ancient ruins of Pompeii damaged | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
POMPEII, Italy (AFP) - The Temple of Venus and walls of a tomb and shop in the long-neglected ruins of Pompeii near Naples have been damaged, possibly due to heavy rain, officials said on Monday.
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Bent Pyramid : The Most Spectacular Pyramids Around the World

Bent Pyramid : The Most Spectacular Pyramids Around the World | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
If you haven’t yet had the jaw-dropping experience of seeing a pyramid up close, we have pulled together a collection from around the world for your gazing pleasure. (This is why seeing ancient #pyramids is a jaw-dropping experience.
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Ancient Roman sarcophagus worth $4 million stolen more than 30 years ago to be returned to Italy 

Ancient Roman sarcophagus worth $4 million stolen more than 30 years ago to be returned to Italy  | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
The artifact from 200 A.D. was illegally obtained by Gianfranco Becchina's gallery in 1981 and has since turned up in a Long Island City warehouse. Brooklyn federal prosecutors filed a suit to have it returned to Italy.
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Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.
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This was some new or more accurately resurfaced information for me. I had forgotten King Tut was very young during his rule. Due to the fact that he was just a teen I wonder if they treated him just like they would any other. Did he receive the same respect as previous kings did they actually think he was prepared for that role in his society. The article was about a new speculation as to how Tut died and also stated previous notions.
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Ancient Greek Roots of Mother's Day | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greek Roots of Mother's Day | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
With 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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What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’

What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’ | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
So what did Greek music sound like? Here you can listen to David Creese, a classicist from the University of Newcastle, playing
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This article was about a great breakthrough not only musically but historically, because it will introduce us to something we are not familiar with and will possibly be able to integrate into current music. I was sort of skeptical though when it said 100% accuracy is the percentage for how close it would sound as it did then. I really loved this article though because they included audio of the music. The music sounded sort of how I thought it would and it almost sounded like they already do portray it in movies and tv shows about ancient times.
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Bet you never thought you could find ancient Greece in Italy - The Globe and Mail

Bet you never thought you could find ancient Greece in Italy - The Globe and Mail | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
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This was a cool discovery considering how close sort of Greece is to Italy it was not impossible for a city to be there. The city is called Paestum and has been abandoned and I was surprised to read that it is rarely ever visited. I would think it to be interesting to learn about a place originally created by the Greeks near the middle of Italy and what influences were Roman and what are still Greek.Also since the city includes mostly intact temples called the Doric Temples I thought people would to know exactly what they were used for and if a certain god was worshipped with them. Also I love how because so few have visited it that it is still considered a hidden treasure. The irony in that is the place is not hidden and is in the middle of Italy and was discovered in the 19th century.
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Parthenon

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The artist has himself commented of this work: “This picture of the ruins of the quintessential classic temple of Athena at Athens, the Parthenon. It was dedicated to the Virgin-born goddess of wisdom and war.
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Ancient Greek Inventions in Modern Society | GreekReporter.com

Ancient Greek Inventions in Modern Society | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Some of the most well-known objects of our daily lives originated in ancient Greece. Aside from philosophy and democracy, ancient Greeks contributed many
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Eating Became Dining in Ancient Greece

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Eating Became Dining in Ancient Greece
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The article was great mainly because it had to do with food but included practices that the Greeks had associated with it. I did not know meals started with a oxen roasted outdoors. It says that it originated or the importance of how dinner was presented during the time of Nero. It sounds more something the rich or nobility experienced not necessarily the common people. It talked about banquets and including someone playing music while you eat. It sounds very extravagant and more like a luxury that many did not have. Even then I would think that meat was more of a want, people had for meals everyday but not something they did. I think big dinner parties now are very similar. Someone to serve your food, refill your drink, play soothing or music that you like. It is almost as if what they had for dinner was at a good restaurant because that all I can compare it to from personal experience.
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How ancient artists used palace floor as a creative canvas

How ancient artists used palace floor as a creative canvas | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
New research finds that the Throne Room floor in the Bronze Age Palace of Nestor located in what is today Pylos, Greece, is an unusual example of artistic innovation for its time.
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I know that most palaces were made in a way to show their status or to entertain guest better. I did not really think of the floors as a spectacle that would draw their attention but the attention to detail of the different but similar tiles would make someone look. I did not think it was an innovation of that time and something that would be considered apart of the artistic as well as architectural shift of that time. I was astonished to learn this was a place of Greece the color scheme as well as just the look reminded me of Egypt for some reason.
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Italy Investigating New Collapses in Ancient Pompeii - NBC News

Italy Investigating New Collapses in Ancient Pompeii - NBC News | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
ROME — Italy's culture minister demanded explanations on Sunday after more collapses this weekend in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii raised concerns about ...
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What Romans can teach you about leadership - KSPR

What Romans can teach you about leadership - KSPR | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
What Romans can teach you about leadership KSPR And if you want to understand how gravitas works, and to harness it in your life, the best place to start is the ancient world.
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'Invention of Religion: Jews and Christians in the Ancient World' to Be ... - Syracuse University News

'Invention of Religion: Jews and Christians in the Ancient World' to Be ... - Syracuse University News | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
'Invention of Religion: Jews and Christians in the Ancient World' to Be ... Syracuse University News 'Invention of Religion: Jews and Christians in the Ancient World' to Be Presented March 26.
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Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom Egypt

Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom Egypt | Ancient Greece History | Scoop.it
Excavations conducted in a Hyksos palace at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in Egypt have for the first time provided archaeological evidence for a gruesome practice previously known only from texts and temple reliefs.
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I agree with the article that is very gruesome for them to present hands as a gift. Also it mentions this practice was done during a war and that each soldier brought one. That is a lot of hands being severed and presented them to their king to confirm their victory. When I hear how every soldier presented a hand and gave it to the king it makes me wonder about what happens to the hands afterward are they kept on display like trophies or just compiled somewhere.
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