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21 07, 2017

Who is Krishna? Hinduism in India

By |2017-07-21T10:37:03-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

The god Krishna killing the horse demon (Guptan Empire, 400s AD,now in Metropolitan Museum, NYC) Krishna was one of the Hindu gods. He was actually just one of the many forms of the god Vishnu. People thought of Krishna as one reincarnation of Vishnu. The god Krishna doesn't appear in Indian stories before about 300 BC. Probably he [...]

9 07, 2017

End of the Peloponnesian War

By |2018-03-30T20:12:43-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

The end of the Peloponnesian War: Tissaphernes, the Persian satrap Alcibiades changes sides The Spartans defeated the Sicilian Expedition in 415 BC. Plus, now they had the help of the Athenian general Alcibiades, who had gone over to the Spartan side. Alcibiades taught the Spartans how to fight naval battles.So the Spartans started [...]

5 07, 2017

Stone age Greek sculpture

By |2019-04-30T09:05:32-07:00July 5th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Stone Age Greek sculpture: Clay female figure from Franchthi cave When was the earliest Greek sculpture? As in other parts of Europe, the earliest sculptures from Greece are small figurines molded out of clay or carved out of limestone , about 5-10 inches tall. What is limestone? Stone Age art in Northern Europe [...]