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16 08, 2017

Love stories and the history of love

By |2017-08-16T11:56:26-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Hades and Persephone in the underworld People have been falling in love for hundreds of thousands of years, since they were monkeys and not really even people yet. And they have been telling stories about famous lovers for probably almost that long. Our earliest love stories go back to about 2500 BC, when [...]

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 [...]

15 07, 2017

Golden Fleece – Jason and the Argonauts

By |2019-10-13T14:47:49-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Jason and the Argonauts: Jason gets the Golden Fleece Jason's backstory Just as Jason was being born, his evil uncle Pelias overthrew his father and became king. Jason's mother hid him, and when he grew up, he came back and demanded his throne. Pelias agreed to give back the kingship, but first, he [...]

10 07, 2017

Medea – Euripides – Summary

By |2018-04-23T09:05:34-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Medea: Creusa gets her new magic dress from a slave The Greek playwright Euripides wrote the play Medea in Athens, in the late 400s BC. It's about the opposition, the agon, between Greeks and barbarians, where the Greeks are rational, controlled people, and the barbarians are irrational, passionate, unthinking. In this way, the play [...]

7 07, 2017

Thebes – a city in ancient Greece

By |2017-07-07T01:09:59-07:00July 7th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Thebes bell in the shape of a person, 700 BC (Louvre Museum, Paris) In Greek mythology, Thebes was where Oedipus lived with his mother-wife Jocasta. It was where Oedipus' daughter Antigone died, and where Dionysos drove Pentheus mad. In Thebes, Niobe boasted about her children, and Medea killed her children. The Athenians (who we get [...]

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 [...]