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Furies
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Furies

The Furies (or Erinyes, sing. Erinys) were creatures from Greek mythology who exacted divine retribution from those guilty of wrong-doing. Crimes which were especially likely to incur their wrath were those involving one's family and anything...
The True Story of Troy: Ancient War - Full Documentary
Video by Sterling Documentaries

The True Story of Troy: Ancient War - Full Documentary

Greek mythology is fascinating. It is full of powerful gods like Zeus, Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, brave heroes like Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, legendary quests and epic wars. There is one war tale, however, that has fascinated mankind...
Beauty in the Bronze Age - Minoan & Mycenaean Fashion
Article by Georgia McDonnell

Beauty in the Bronze Age - Minoan & Mycenaean Fashion

Dress and appearance in Bronze Age Greece (c. 3100 BCE - c. 1100 BCE) played a part in defining gender roles and emphasising idealized beauty that planted the seed for modern-day standards. The Minoans turned the island of Crete into a Mediterranean...
Patroclus
Definition by Liana Miate

Patroclus

Patroclus is a figure from Greek mythology who fought in the Trojan War and was most famous for his close friendship with the Greek hero, Achilles. He followed Achilles to Troy and would ultimately die because of him and his actions. Patroclus'...
Andromache
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Andromache

Andromache is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides (c. 484-407 BCE), one of only 19 plays (out of 92) to survive. The play is actually in two parts, and like Sophocles' Women of Trachis, it has no central character. The first part of the...
Sarpedon
Definition by Willem du Plessis

Sarpedon

Sarpedon is a figure from ancient Greek mythology, a Lycian prince who was one of the principal heroes during the Trojan War and fought on the side of Troy. According to Homer's Iliad, he was the son of Zeus by Laodameia and the cousin of...
Discovery of Troy
Article by Kim Martins

Discovery of Troy

In his epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Greek poet Homer (c. 750 BCE) told the story of the Trojan War, a ten-year siege of the city of Troy by an alliance of Greek city-states. Troy was also known by its Latinised name of Ilium...
Pausanius' Guide To Ancient Athens
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Pausanius' Guide To Ancient Athens

Pausanius (l. 110-180 CE) was a geographer and historian who traveled extensively, taking notes on points of interest, then wrote on them in guide books which could be used by tourists visiting the sites described. His works have long been...
Mycenae, Greece: Ancient and Mysterious
Video by Rick Steves Europe

Mycenae, Greece: Ancient and Mysterious

Mycenae, a hilltop fortress located on the Peloponnesian Peninsula SW of Athens was the hub of a mighty civilization that dominated the Greek world between 1600 and 1200 B.C., a thousand years before Athens' Golden Age. The Mycenaeans were...
Map of the Trojan War States, c. 1200 BCE
Image by P L Kessler

Map of the Trojan War States, c. 1200 BCE

The Bronze Age collapse at the end of the 13th century BCE saw a great many changes in the ancient world. Many second millennium states disappeared entirely, as cities were destroyed and peoples migrated. Others underwent a process of transformation...
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