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Greek Astronomy
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Greek Astronomy

Ancient Greek astronomy was the study of the universe to understand how it functioned and why apart from the established theistic model that claimed all things were ordered and maintained by the gods. Ancient Greek astronomers relied on observation...
Greek Archaic Period
Definition by James Lloyd

Greek Archaic Period

The Greek Archaic Period (c. 800-479 BCE) started from what can only be termed uncertainty, and ended with the Persians being ejected from Greece for good after the battles of Plataea and Mykale in 479 BCE. The Archaic Period is preceded...
Ancient Greek Government
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Government

Ancient Greece witnessed a wide variety of government systems as people searched for the answers to such fundamental questions as who should rule and how? Should sovereignty lie in the rule of law, the constitution, officials, or the citizens...
Ancient Greek Clothing
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Greek Clothing

Ancient Greek clothing developed from the Minoan Civilization of Crete (2000-1450 BCE) through the Mycenean Civilization (1700-1100 BCE), Archaic Period (8th century to c. 480 BCE) and is most recognizable from the Classical Period (c. 480-323...
Map of the The Hallstatt Culture
Image by Simeon Netchev

Map of the The Hallstatt Culture

A map illustrating the spread of the Hallstatt culture, a predominant European Late Bronze and Early Iron Age culture from the 12th to 5th centuries BCE. It is generally accepted as a proto-Celtic culture. It is named after Hallstatt, an...
Ancient Greek Warfare
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Warfare

In the ancient Greek world, warfare was seen as a necessary evil of the human condition. Whether it be small frontier skirmishes between neighbouring city-states, lengthy city-sieges, civil wars, or large-scale battles between multi-alliance...
Map of Ubaid Culture
Image by NordNordWest

Map of Ubaid Culture

A map showing the extension of Ubaid Culture, ca. 5900 to 4300 BCE.
Ancient Greek Coinage
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Coinage

The coinage of ancient Greece has given us some of the most recognisable images from antiquity as they were stamped with designs to proudly declare the identity of the city which minted them and guarantee their value. One of the great archaeological...
Longshan Culture Territory, China
Image by Kanguole

Longshan Culture Territory, China

A map indicating the regions of north-east China occupied by the Longshan culture from c. 3000 to c. 1700 BCE.
Greek Temples of Sicily
Article by Heinrich Hall

Greek Temples of Sicily

There are at least a thousand reasons to visit Sicily, the great island – indeed the largest in the Mediterranean – that forms the triangular football to the boot that is the Italian peninsula. They are all very good reasons...
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