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What Not to Wear in Ancient Greece: Clothes

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In ancient Greece, both men and women wore a chiton, or tunic, of wool or linen, pinned together at the shoulders. Greeks considered it a mark of fine breeding to be able to drape your chiton artfully.

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The Ancient Olympic Games « MasterAdrian's Weblog

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The Olympics were a celebration of the almighty Zeus, the powerful King of the ancient Greek Gods. As in the ... There are two main tales or myths that describe the founding of the Olympics, both occurring in Olympia, Greece.

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Lions in Ancient Greece - Plato's Academy, a blog about everything Greek

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Lions in Ancient Greece - Plato's Academy, a blog about everything Greek - http://t.co/zmUmcQc


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Economist's View: 'Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece and Ancient China'

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We had our first seminar of the year today. It was by Professor Takeshi Amemiya of Stanford. Takeshi is best known for his econometric research on a wide range of topics, including a series of highly influential theoretical papers in...

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Ancient Greece - History, mythology, art, war, culture, society, and architecture.

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Information Resource on Ancient Greece, history, mythology, art and architecture, olympics, wars, culture and society, playwrights, philosophers, historians, geography and essays etc...

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in this Scoop it, The information is expanded in sections Their are sujects you may click to receive infroamtion from, some which are Art, culture, society, etc.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:37 PM

I really enjoyed this article, as it gave a fairly brief look at some of what we have been learning about in this class (with respect to ancient Greece) as well as other portions of their history which gives a more macroscopic view which I really enjoy.

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Discovery Channel - Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece 1/5

Travel to a land of breathtaking beauty and ancient intellect, where science, art and inspiration from the gods combined to produce some of the world's great...

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Greece to allow advertising on ancient monuments | A Blog About History - History News

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Greece's culture ministry has annuonced that it will be offering up some archaeological sites for advertising opportunities. The ministry says the move is (Thoughts from the Twitterverse?

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The Treasures of Ancient Greece - Today's Commodities - Argophilia Travel News

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Argophilia Travel NewsThe Treasures of Ancient Greece - Today's CommoditiesArgophilia Travel NewsFrom legends of gods such as Zeus and Theseus to rumours of hidden plunder stashed away in the countryside by the likes of Alexander the Great and the...

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The Celestial Computers of Ancient Greece | Truthout

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The Celestial Computers of Ancient Greece | Truthout: http://t.co/Te1V7dfn via @AddThis...

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Was Atlantis Located in Ancient Greece? — History.com Video

Some historians believe an ancient Greek temple could be the palace of Atlantis described by Plato in his writings.history.com...

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Great Astronomers of Ancient Greece

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10 Great Ancient Greek astronomers...

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Greece's ancient sites to play starring role in recovery

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Archaeological treasures including the Acropolis and the temple of Delphi will be available as backdrops for filming and photographic shoots for as little as €1,600 (£1,339) a day.


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Ancient Greece

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These models were exported from Minecraft, using the freeware tool Mineways and printed on a Zprinter 650. The pictures show several steps of the process of taking the models out of the printer and depowdering them.

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creativity and healing

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The fourth day of the month was sacred to Hermes, for that was his day of birth. Likewise the fourth day of the week (Wednesday) was named after him (in Greek it was called Hermes' day, in Latin Mercurius' day, and in ...

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INTERNATIONAL APPEAL BY GREEK ARCHAEOLOGISTS (GR VERSION)

A 57'' spot to support the international campaign by S.E.A. (Greek Archaeologists Association) against the IMF / E.U. cuts in Culture ( in GREECE -and not on...

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The ethical foundations of economics in ancient Greece, focussing on Socrates and Xenophon

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AbstractPurpose – Economics had a strong linkage to ethics up to the 1930s but this has virtually disappeared today. Amartya Sen first sketched the historical relationship in his book On Ethics & Economics.


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Greek Theatre - Ancient Greece

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Greek Theatre and its origin from Ancient Greece in the forms of Tragedy, Comedy and Satyr.

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Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, March 1, 2014 1:47 AM

How greek theaters started by honoring their gods. Such an amazing form of architecture. 

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 6:14 PM

It is interesting and wonderful that many people continue to carry the same principals and techniques as the Greeks. There music and acting gave birth to so many forms of genres over the centuries but didn't really start showing up till much later in human history.

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The different types of plays that the Ancient Greeks performed in theaters.

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Archaeology Travel: Sparta: Greece's ancient warrior city

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After having seen Athens and Corinth, I couldn't resist visiting one of the other great city-states of ancient Greece: Sparta.

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Jose Dominguez's curator insight, May 16, 2014 11:39 PM

This article is written by a man that took a visit to Sparta. He talks about his experience of visiting the ruins. I would like to one day take a trip to Greece and visit Sparta.

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Women and Men in Homer | Ancient Greece History

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Self-evident as it appears, how we understand the specific roles of women and men in the archaic Greek world depends entirely on how we reconstruct Greek societies of the period.


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Dion - The Religious Centre of ancient Macedonians in Macedonia (Northern Greece)

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Sanctuary of Demeter in Dion (Photo from the Greek Mag.

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Super 16: Life in Ancient Greece

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In ancient Greece boys and girls were treated differently. Girls didn't go to school. they learned to look after the house and the family. Men only were allowed to make important decisions. In Sparta, boys went into the army at ...

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The importance of olive oil in Ancient Greece

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Olive trees were sacred in ancient Greece. Olive oil was highly appreciated for its medicinal properties, combined with healing herbs. (RT @CatCora_Kitchen: RT @CatCora_Kitchen: Do you know the connection between the Olympic games and Olive Oil?

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The Four Most Important Battles Of Ancient Greece

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The decline of the Greek empire and the subsequent Macedonian rule under Alexander the Great, was a direct result of the Battle of Chaeronea and was fought in 338 BC between the Greek allied city-states and the forces of ...

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Ancient Greece

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The ancient Greece (mainly the Athenians) were a singular people. They deemed that individuals ought to be free once they acted inside the laws of Greece. (Ancient Greece: The ancient Greece (mainly the Athenians) were a singular people.

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Always ready for battle

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The part where it talks about religion, government, and clothing were interesting as it showed how their culture was presented and diverse than others. 

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5 Ancient Things to See in Greece

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Olympia- Whether you’re a fan of athletics or not, a visit to the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the 7th century BC will surely be memorable!


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