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The moon in Greek astronomy

By |2018-04-23T13:55:42-07:00July 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 |2018-04-23T13:38:24-07:00July 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 |2018-04-23T11:42:46-07:00July 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 |2019-02-05T06:19:32-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Who were Atreus and Thyestes? Atreus and Thyestes were brothers, the sons of Pelops and Hippodameia. The brothers grew up together and played together. Greek mythology made easy All our Ancient Greece articles But instead of loving each other, Atreus and Thyestes were always rivals in everything. This may have been partly because of the curses on Tantalus, their grandfather, [...]

Who is Actaeon? Greek myth

By |2019-01-17T06:03:59-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Deer in the forest Who was Actaeon? 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. History of dogs More about hunting Lots more Greek myths All our Ancient Greece articles Together, Actaeon and his dogs hunted [...]

Who is Artemis? Ancient Greek gods

By |2019-02-03T18:36:25-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|

Artemis is the goddess of the moon. Greek goddess Artemis The Greek god Apollo had a twin sister named Artemis, who was also the daughter of Zeus and the nymph Leto. Artemis's brother Apollo Her father Zeus More Greek mythology All our Ancient Greece articles What was Artemis the goddess of? Artemis never [...]

Women in Severe style Greek sculpture

By |2018-04-15T17:00:59-07:00July 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 [...]