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Persephone and Hades – Greek religion

By |2018-04-23T09:49:50-08:00July 16th, 2017|History|

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) [...]

Classical Greek painting – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T10:42:18-08:00July 3rd, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Tomb of the Diver (ca. 500 BC) Artists in Classical Greece continued to favor the stiffer Mycenaean style of painting more than the looser, fancier Minoan style. Classical Greek painters usually didn't include any background, and they focused mainly on people rather than trees or flowers in their pictures. That's the same attitude [...]