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23 08, 2017

St. Paul – Early Christianity – Religion

By |2018-10-29T09:43:28-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, Romans|2 Comments

Oldest known portrait of Paul (catacomb of Thecla, Rome, 300s AD) Paul starts out as Saul Saul was a Jewish man who converted to Christianity near the very beginning of the new religion. After he converted, he took the Christian name Paul. Judaism in the time of Jesus More about Christianity Roman Empire articles Paul preaches [...]

21 08, 2017

Acts of the Apostles – Christianity after Jesus

By |2017-08-21T00:02:16-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

Judas was sorry and tried to give the money back (mosaic from Ravenna, 500s AD) After Jesus was crucified (put on the cross), we still don't have any information except from the Bible for a while. The Bible says that after three days in his tomb, Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to some [...]

16 07, 2017

Pelias and Medea – After the Golden Fleece

By |2017-07-16T00:57:48-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Medea makes the old ram young again (Athens, 400s BC) When Jason and Medea got home with the Golden Fleece, the bad king Pelias still didn't want to hand over power to his nephew. So Medea thought up a great magic plan to get rid of Pelias. She told Pelias' daughters she could make [...]

14 07, 2017

Arion and the dolphins – Greek mythology

By |2019-02-03T11:02:11-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|1 Comment

Arion and the dolphins: a lyre player and his helper (probably enslaved)  (Greece, about 680 BC, now in the Getty Museum) Arion was a great singer Herodotus tells us that in the time of Periander the tyrant of Corinth (which would be about 625 BC), there was a great singer whose name was Arion. Arion sailed from Corinth to Sicily to [...]

9 07, 2017

Thermopylae – Xerxes and the Second Persian War

By |2018-04-23T08:07:20-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History, West Asia|0 Comments

Map of Greece showing where Thermopylae is The Greeks heard that Xerxes and the Persians were coming. They disagreed about what to do. The Spartans and Corinthians wanted to abandon northern Greece and only defend southern Greece (where they were). But the Athenians insisted that they should try to defend northern Greece at the [...]

9 07, 2017

Roman Greece – St. Paul and the Christians

By |2019-09-13T06:45:18-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks|17 Comments

Roman Greece: Map of the Roman Empire in 146 BC The Roman Empire expands By 275 BC, the Romans in Italy were beginning to expand out of Italy and conquer other parts of the Mediterranean. They started with Sicily, an island near Italy. (Today Sicily is in Italy, but it wasn't then!) More [...]

9 07, 2017

Peloponnesian War – Athens and Sparta

By |2019-09-15T07:04:12-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks|6 Comments

Parthenon, Athens The Athenian historian Thucydides, who lived through the Peloponnesian War and wrote the history of it, began by asking, why did the war start? He answered that basically the war started because Athens was too greedy, and tried to take over all of Greece. They had taken everybody's money, and used [...]

6 07, 2017

Corinth, Greece in the Classical period

By |2019-04-25T05:43:17-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Corinth, Greece: Corinthian aryballos (perfume jar) in the shape of an owl (now in the Louvre, Paris) Corinth, Greece: A Greek city-state sells perfume and pottery In the 800s and 700s BC, Corinth was very wealthy from trade and from selling their perfume in little fancy pottery jars. Earlier history of Corinth Corinthian [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Corinth – Mycenaean and Archaic

By |2019-04-24T21:20:57-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Corinth, with the high city - Akrocorinth - in the background Where was ancient Corinth? Corinth was a town right where southern Greece and northern Greece come together. It was certainly a Mycenaean city, because Mycenaean pottery has been found in excavations at Corinth. Mycenaean Greece Mycenaean architecture The Bronze Age All our [...]