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16 07, 2017

Who was Niobe? Greek mythology

By |2018-04-23T13:38:24-07:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

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 [...]

13 07, 2017

What is hubris? an easy definition

By |2019-09-03T21:16:57-07:00July 13th, 2017|Greeks, Religion|0 Comments

Hubris definition: Aegisthus murdering Agamemnon Definition of hubris Hubris (HOO-briss) is a Greek word which we translate into English as "pride" or "arrogance." (You can also spell it hybris). What is Xenia? Nomos and physis More Greek philosophy All our ancient Greece articles Its original meaning in Greek was to hit something. But hubris [...]

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 [...]