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16 07, 2017

Persephone and Hades – Greek religion

By |2018-04-23T09:49:50-07:00July 16th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Hades kidnaps Persephone (mosaic from Amphipolis, 300s BC) Persephone was the daughter of the goddess Demeter. One day Persephone was dancing with her friends in a sunny meadow, having a good time, picking flowers. Suddenly Persephone's spooky uncle Hades burst out of the ground and grabbed her and pulled her into his chariot! He took Persephone (purr-SEFF-oh-nee) [...]

3 07, 2017

Classical Greek painting – ancient Greece

By |2019-04-08T12:37:53-07:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Tomb of the Diver (ca. 500 BC) Classical Greek painting Artists in Classical Greece continued to favor the stiffer Mycenaean style of painting more than the looser, fancier Minoan style. Mycenaean painting Classical sculpture Classical Greek history All our Ancient Greece articles What did it look like? Classical Greek painters usually didn't include [...]