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Greek Astronomy
Definitionby Cristian Violatti

Greek Astronomy

Astronomy is an area where the Greeks displayed a remarkable talent. Observational astronomy, which was the main form of astronomy elsewhere, was taken a step further in Greece: they attempted to build a model of the universe that could account...
Nicolaus Copernicus
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543 CE) was a Polish astronomer who famously proposed that the Earth and other planets revolved around the Sun in a heliocentric system and not, as then widely thought, in a geocentric system where the Earth is...
Menelaus Pursuing Helen
Imageby The Trustees of the British Museum

Menelaus Pursuing Helen

Red-figured hydria attributed to the Syriskos Painter. Made in Attica, Greece, c. 480 BCE, found in Vulci.
The Mycenaeans: A Civilization of Bronze Age Greece
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The Mycenaeans: A Civilization of Bronze Age Greece

The Mycenaeans are considered the earliest Greeks, and were a prosperous civilization of the Late Bronze Age on the Greek mainland. This video is an introduction into the history of the Mycenaean civilization, and takes you through the rise...
Menelaos & Helen
Imageby Bibi Saint-Pol

Menelaos & Helen

A scene from a red-figure vase showing Menelaos re-capturing Helen during the Trojan War. 480 BCE. (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)
Seleucid Empire
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Seleucid Empire

The Seleucid Empire (312-63 BCE) was the vast political entity established by Seleucus I Nicator (“Victor” or “Unconquered”, l. c. 358-281 BCE, r. 305-281 BCE), one of the generals of Alexander the Great who claimed a part of his empire after...
Philoctetes
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Philoctetes

The play Philoctetes was written by one of the greatest of the Greek tragedy playwrights, Sophocles, in 409 BCE. Philoctetes is one of his surviving plays whose exact production date can be determined and is set in the final year of the Trojan...
Mycenaean Warriors
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Warriors

Mycenaean warriors depicted on a krater from Mycenae known as the 'House of the Warrior Vase', 12th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Mycenaean Gold Sword Hilt
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Gold Sword Hilt

A Mycenaean gold sword hilt with bronze blade. From a tomb in Skopelos, 15th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Earth's Solar System
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Earth's Solar System

Earth's solar system by NASA and Rawpixel.
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