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The moon in Greek astronomy

By |2018-04-23T13:55:42+00:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, History, Science|

The moon in ancient Greece - A photograph of the moon from space The goddess Artemis Early Greeks thought of the moon as the goddess Artemis. Where the Egyptians had thought of the moon as a man and the sun as a woman, the Greeks reversed that and thought of the moon as a woman. The moon in ancient [...]

Who was Niobe? Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T13:38:24+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Apollo and Artemis kill Niobe's children (Athens, 400s BC) Niobe (Nye-OH-bee) was a woman in Greece - in Thebes - a long long time ago (in the story). She was the daughter of Tantalus, and so she lived under a curse. Niobe had seven children, boys and girls, who were called the Niobids, meaning children of Niobe (I don't know what happened [...]

Iphigeneia in Aulis – Euripides – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-23T11:42:46+00:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Iphigeneia brought to the sacrifice (Pompeii, ca. 79 AD) When Helen ran off with Paris, her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta, was very upset. He went to visit his older brother, Agamemnon (ag-a-MEM-non), the king of Mycenae. Menelaus reminded Agamemnon about the oath that all the suitors swore when they were fighting over who would marry Helen. Menelaus insisted that his brother call [...]

Atreus and Thyestes – House of Atreus – The Curse

By |2018-04-23T08:13:25+00:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Atreus and Thyestes were brothers, the sons of Pelops and Hippodameia. The brothers grew up together and played together. But instead of loving each other, they were always rivals in everything. This may have been partly because of the curses on Tantalus, their grandfather, and Pelops, their father. When they grew up, Atreus married the daughter of the King of Mycenae, and so he [...]

Who is Actaeon? Artemis and Actaeon – Greek myth

By |2017-07-13T17:00:57+00:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Deer in the forest Actaeon (ac-TAY-on) was a young man who liked to go hunting in the woods. He spent a lot of time alone in the woods with his hunting dogs. Together, they hunted deer with his bow and arrow. One day, as he was walking through the forest, he saw a movement through the trees. He [...]

Women in Severe style Greek sculpture

By |2018-04-15T17:00:59+00:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|

Severe style: Athena But just as in the Archaic period, all Greek Severe Style sculptors carved women with their clothes on. Women also did much less moving around, and had a much smaller range of emotional expressions, than the men did. As if to emphasize their inability to move around, most of the [...]