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Caligula : Documentary on the Reign of the Insane Roman Emperor Caligula

Caligula : Documentary on the Reign of Insane Roman Emperor Caligula ... ... ... 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to ...

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Jason and the Argonauts

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The pan-Hellenic mythological hero Jason was famed for his expedition with the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece aboard the ship Argo, one of the most popular and enduring legends of Greek mythology(...)...
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Troy (Illium), Turkey

Troy (Illium), Turkey: The 'mythical' city from Homer's Illiad (@lyknit2b1 @prophecy_yec @ironatheist @iaveclamour @weecham @0xirix well?

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Homeric epics were written in 762 BCE, give or take, new study suggests

Homeric epics were written in 762 BCE, give or take, new study suggests | Classics | Scoop.it
One of literature's oldest mysteries is a step closer to being solved. A new study dates Homer's The Iliad to 762 BCE and adds a quantitative means of testing ideas about history by analyzing the evolution of language.

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Amazons, Amazónes

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The Amazons are a nation of women dwelling near the river Thermodon in Greek folklore... Other historiographers place them in Asia Minor,or more often Ancient Libyē.

 

They are, as a race, regarded as children of Ares and Harmonia.

 

The Amazons, described in the Iliad as "antianeirai", meaning: those who go to war like men, were about the Thermodon river were in their full vigour a little before the Trojan war...

 

The name Amazon is believed to descend from the word amazoi which in Greek means "breast less". They cultivated the manly virtues and pinched off the right breasts of all females so that they might not be hindered by them in throwing the javelin.

 

But they kept the left breasts so that they might suckle, as they gave birth to children through normal intercourse with the other gender...

 

Historically, Amazons were portrayed as beautiful women in Amazonomachies, which was an artform showing battles between the Amazons and Greeks.

 

Normally seen on horseback, the Amazons wore armor made of animal skins and carried either a bow or spear.

 

An Amazon warrior possessed the strength of a man and was as savage as a wild animal, but she was especially dangerous because she had reason and cunning.

 

Amazons were trained to use all weapons and especially in single combat. They were honorable, courageous, brave and represented rebellion against sexism.

 

The legend tells of the Amazons invading Attica to take back their queen, and on reaching Athens a great battle took place, but the Athenians were glorious.

 

This scene has been depicted in art by the Greeks in many forms, but probably the most famous are the architectural marble carvings from the Parthenon sculpture (Amazonomachy).

 

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Homer’s Iliad Retold

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Stephen Mitchell, poet and translator. His latest translation is of “The Iliad.” You can find an excerpt here.

Stephen Mitchell, poet and translator. His latest translation is of “The Iliad.” You can find an excerpt here....


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Aeschylus Biography - life, family, children, history, wife, young, information, born

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An Introduction to Greek Theatre

This film explores the defining aspects of Greek Theatre. The theatre of Ancient Greece flourished between 550 BC and 220 BC. A festival honouring the god Di...

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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch | Classics | Scoop.it
Published on Feb 1, 2013. Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult ...

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5 things we learned from Greek Mythology | kill adjectives

5 things we learned from Greek Mythology | kill adjectives | Classics | Scoop.it
Ever since I was young, I've been fascinated with Greek Mythology. I've always enjoyed how it was one of the first true methods of story telling. It developed into a teaching tool, and in later mythology it became a source of ...

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Greece of myths and legends Cape of Sounion! MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INT...

Greece of myths and legends Cape of Sounion! MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual, POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BUSINESS & ECONOMY, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS, OPINION, INTERVIEW, INT... | Classics | Scoop.it
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Circe, Kirke, Kírkē

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Circe is a goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress). 

 

Kirke's name was derived from the Greek verb kirkoô meaning "to secure with rings" or "hoop around"--a reference to her magical powers.

 

She is best known for her ability to turn men into animals with her magic wand.

 

When Odysseus landed on her island she transformed his men into animals, but with the help of the god Hermes, he overcame the goddess and forced her to release his men from her spell.

 

Circe also has the powers for spiritual purification as she purifies the Argonauts for the murder of Apsyrtus...

 

In an Italian version of this legend, Circe and Odysseus had three children: Telegonus, Agrius, and Latinus. Telegonus traveled to Ithaca to seek his father but then killed him by accident.

 

He brought Odysseus's body back to Aeaea, accompanied by Odysseus's widow, Penelope, and their son Telemachus. Circe made them all immortal and married Telemachus, and Telegonus married Penelope.

 

Circe also played a role in the legend of the Argonauts*, cleansing Jason* and Medea* after they killed Medea's brother...

 

In the Odyssey, Homer calls Circe a goddess. Perhaps the suggestion that she is an immortal explains her ability to cast the bewitching spells that have the power to change men into animals.

 

And like many goddesses, the beautiful Circe had charms that few men could resist.

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The Odyssey includes a delightful scene in which the crew of Odysseus first encounter the goddess on her island:

 

“In the entrance way they stayed
to listen there: inside her quiet house
they heard the goddess Circe.
Low she sang
in her beguiling voice, while on her loom
she wove ambrosial fabric sheer and bright,
by that craft known to the goddesses of heaven.”

(Homer, Odyssey, Book Ten, lines 217 ff.)

 

Many scholars view Circe as a symbol of the luxury and unchecked desire that seduces people and causes them to ignore their duty and thus lose their dignity.

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25 Most Intense Greek Statues

25 Most Intense Greek Statues | Classics | Scoop.it

1Trojan Horse 

Made of bonded marble and coated with a special archaic bronze patina, the Trojan Horse is an Ancient Greek sculpture that was built between 470 BC and 460 BC to represent the Trojan Horse in Homer’s Iliad. The original masterpiece survived the devastation of the Ancient Greece and is currently displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, Greece.


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Hera, Hērē

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Hera is the Olympian queen of the gods.

 

She is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek folklore. 

 

She is considered a protector of love, marriage and a patron of women.

 

Hera, like her siblings, was swallowed by her father Kronos as soon as she was born.

 

Zeus with the help of Metis later tricked Kronos into a swallowing a potion that forced him to disgorge his offspring.

 

Hera used to show terrible jealousy of and revenge against Zeus's numerous lovers...

 

Hera's counterpart in Roman folklore was the goddess Juno.

 

The assisting of the Argonauts:.. In their quest for the golden fleece, their leader Jason being one of her favourites...

 

Hera assisted the Greeks during The Trojan War...

 

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‘An Iliad’: An ancient war story for our time

‘An Iliad’: An ancient war story for our time | Classics | Scoop.it

At Studio Theatre, the retelling of Homer’s “The Iliad” as a one-man play explores the power of rage.

 

The Trojan War took 10 years to fight and had its origins, years before, on the day Zeus set his sights on a pretty young thing, turned himself into a swan, knocked her up and fathered a half-divine, half-human daughter named Helen, the girl with the ship-launching face. But the Iliad doesn’t start there. Its early pages take readers to the final few weeks of combat.


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Aeschylus Biography - life, family, children, history, wife, young, information, born

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The myths behind Atlantis

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A beginner's guide to the myths behind new adventure show, Atlantis, starting this Saturday on BBC One...
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A Brief History of Mythology - Greece and the Classical World ...

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The Ancient Greeks had one of the richest mythologies, involving scores of gods and goddesses. The writings that ... When the Romans conquered most of Europe a few centuries later, they adopted many of the Greek myths.

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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses | The Chronicle Watch | Classics | Scoop.it
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REVIEW: Medea: The River Runs Backwards

REVIEW: Medea: The River Runs Backwards | Classics | Scoop.it
Words: Tahnee Robinson The Old Museum is a beautiful venue for an interpretation of the myth of Medea. The supports that run floor-to-ceiling transform readily into a Grecian ruin, and the chorus l...
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