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29 07, 2017

Inside Amiens cathedral

By |2018-04-14T12:43:03-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of Amiens cathedral (begun 1220 AD) Where Chartres cathedral had a full gallery above the side aisles, Amiens has only a thin false gallery like Reims, with windows behind it that let in more light. Amiens transept In each arm of the transept, there is a huge rose window, with more windows beneath it. At Chartres the [...]

16 07, 2017

Theseus kills the Minotaur – Greek myth

By |2018-04-23T13:36:45-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Theseus and the Minotaur - Athenian black-figure vase, ca. 550 BC According to the Greek story, Prince Theseus was the son of King Aegeus of Athens, not too long before the Trojan War (so maybe around 1300 BC). At this time the Minoans, who lived on the island of Crete, had a very strong navy. The Minoan king, King [...]

15 07, 2017

Minotaur – the Labyrinth – Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T11:50:18-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Pasiphae holds the baby Minotaur Once upon a time on the island of Crete, maybe about 1325 BC, Europa's son Minos became the king of Crete, and his wife was Queen Pasiphae (in the story; this is only a story). The gods were angry at Minos and Pasiphae (PAH-si-fay), and they made them have a monster for a [...]

15 07, 2017

Daedalus and Icarus – Greek mythology

By |2019-04-30T14:52:38-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Daedalus and Icarus: Icarus falling (on a wall painting from Pompeii,about 79 AD) Daedalus the inventor Once upon a time on the island of Crete, maybe about 1325 BC, there was a king whose name was Minos (in the story; this is only a story). He had living in his palace at Knossos a great architect and [...]