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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 [...]

6 07, 2017

Hellenistic economy – ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T12:28:03-07:00July 6th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|0 Comments

Hellenistic economy: a sculpture of a woman selling vegetables at the market Mercenary soldiers After the Peloponnesian War was over in 404 BC, everyone in Greece was poorer than before, and many men who had been soldiers were out of work. So a lot of those men went to be mercenary soldiers for [...]

6 07, 2017

Greek economy in the classical period

By |2018-04-22T11:55:28-07:00July 6th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|0 Comments

Classical Greek economy: Sailors rowing trading ships (Athens ca. 550 BC) Greek mercenary soldiers The trends of the Archaic period in Greece continued into the Classical period, about 500-400 BC, with both trade and fighting big contributors to the classical Greek economy. Greek mercenary soldiers fought for the Egyptians, who were trying to [...]

4 07, 2017

Ancient Greek pottery

By |2019-07-21T18:11:44-07:00July 4th, 2017|Art, Greeks|0 Comments

Greek pottery: A vase from Neolithic Sesklo, in Greece (5000 BC) Very few Greek painted pictures have survived the 2500 years since they were painted. So most of what we know about Greek art comes from the pictures they painted on fancy pottery. Greek painting Greek art history Who were the Etruscans? History [...]

6 06, 2017

Song Dynasty Chinese Clothing

By |2018-04-18T09:54:19-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, Clothing|0 Comments

Song Dynasty (1100s AD) silk and gold woman's jacket Huang Family tomb, in Fuzhou During the Song Dynasty, in the 1100s AD, most people still wore clothes made of hemp, but rich people continued to wear silk clothing. Both men and women wore robes with very wide sleeves for formal occasions (but not [...]

31 05, 2017

What was the Silk Road? Central Asian Economy

By |2018-09-26T08:36:48-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|0 Comments

Mongol herdsman Hunting wild animals The first people moved into Central Asia about 50,000 BC. They were probably following the big animals that they hunted for food and leather skins - the wild aurochs and the wild horse. The great grasslands of Central Asia were a good place for aurochs and horses, because [...]