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Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'.
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Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'.

Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'. Sport & Competition in Ancient Greece and Rome, 14-15 June 2012 British Museum. The paper was presented by Dr. Hazel Dodge (TCD).
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Definitionby Priscila Scoville

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

The Egyptian hieroglyphic script was one of the writing systems used by ancient Egyptians to represent their language. Because of their pictorial elegance, Herodotus and other important Greeks believed that Egyptian hieroglyphs were something...
Black-figured amphora (wine-jar) signed by Exekias as potter and attributed to him as painter
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Black-figured amphora (wine-jar) signed by Exekias as potter and attributed to him as painter

Greek, about 540-530 BC Made in Athens, Greece; found at Vulci (now in Lazio, Italy) Achilles killing the Amazon Queen Penthesilea Penthesilea brought her Amazon warriors to help the Trojans defend their city, but was killed in combat...
Mythology
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Mythology

Myths are a part of every culture in the world and are used to explain natural phenomena, where a people came from and how their civilization developed, and why things happen as they do. At their most basic level, myths comfort by giving...
Ancient Egyptian Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Warfare

The Narmer Palette, an ancient Egyptian ceremonial engraving, depicts the great king Narmer (c. 3150 BCE) conquering his enemies with the support and approval of his gods. This piece, dating from c. 3200-3000 BCE, was initially thought to...
Theseus & the Minotaur: More than a Myth?
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Theseus & the Minotaur: More than a Myth?

Until Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace of Knossos, the half-man-half bull killed by Theseus was considered just a popular legend; archaeology changed that perception. King Minos, of Crete, fought hard with his brother to ascend the...
A Visual Glossary of Classical Architecture
Articleby Mark Cartwright

A Visual Glossary of Classical Architecture

Abacus - a large slab placed above the column capital to support the architrave or an arch placed above it. Akroterion - a decorative piece added to the roof of a temple at the apex and corners, usually made of clay or bronze and...
An Ancient Ghost Story: Philinnion & Machates
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

An Ancient Ghost Story: Philinnion & Machates

Ghost stories have existed for thousands of years, often in similar forms and frequently dealing with the same themes, in many of the most ancient cultures. The writer H.P. Lovecraft once wrote, "As may naturally be expected of a form so...
Battle of Hydaspes
Articleby Donald L. Wasson

Battle of Hydaspes

For almost a decade, Alexander the Great and his army swept across Western Asia and into Egypt, defeating King Darius III and the Persians at the battles of River Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela. Next, despite the objections of the loyal army...
Passing of Philosophy to Religion: The Death of Hypatia
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Passing of Philosophy to Religion: The Death of Hypatia

The death of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (l. c. 370-415 CE) has long been considered the "passage of philosophy to religion", exemplifying the transition from the pagan values of antiquity to those of the new religion of Christianity...
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