ShareThis

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

5/12/2012

Plato, a Classical Greek philosopher.


The exact place and time of Plato's birth are not known, but it is certain that he belonged to an aristocratic and influential family. Based on ancient sources, most modern scholars believe that he was born in Athens or Aegina between 429 and 423 BC.

Olympic Games in ancient Greece.


The games were held to be one of the two central rituals in Ancient Greece, the other being the much older religious festival, the Eleusinian Mysteries.
The games started in Olympia, Greece, in a sanctuary site for the Greek deities near the towns of

Hera, Queen of the gods.


Hera may have been the first to whom the Greeks dedicated an enclosed roofed temple sanctuary, at Samos about 800 BC. It was replaced later by the Heraion, one of the largest Greek temples anywhere (Greek altars were in front of the temples, under the open sky).

5/11/2012

Poseidon, lord of the seas.


Poseidon was a son of Cronus and Rhea. In most accounts he is swallowed by Cronus at birth but later saved, with his other brothers and sisters, by Zeus.

Zeus, the king of Gods.


In Greek, the god's name is Ζεύς Zeús /zdeús/ or /dzeús/ (Modern Greek /ˈzefs/) in the nominative case and Διός Diós in the genitive case.

Twelve Classical Olympian gods.


The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon (Greek: Δωδεκάθεον < δώδεκα, dōdeka, "twelve"+ θεοί, theoi, "gods"), in Greek mythology, were the principal deities of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus.

5/10/2012

City of ancient Sparta.


The earliest attested term referring to Lacedaemon is the Mycenaean Greek ra-ke-da-mi-ni-jo, "Lacedaimonian", written in Linear B syllabic script and transliterated as Λακεδαιμόνιος (Lakedaimonios) in the Greek alphabet.

Ancient Athens in Greece.


In Ancient Greek the name of Athens was Ἀθῆναι  in plural. However, in earlier Greek such as in Homeric Greek the name was in the singular form as Ἀθήνη  and then changed in the plural, like those of Θῆβαι (Thêbai) and Μυκῆναι (Μukênai).

The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.


Aphrodite is usually said to have been born near Paphos, on the island of Cyprus, for which reason she is called "Cyprian", especially in the poetic works of Sappho. Her chief center of worship was at Paphos, where the goddess of desire had been worshipped from the early Iron Age in the form of Ishtar and Astarte.

The Mycenaean civilization in ancient Greece.


The Mycenaean civilization flourished during the period roughly between 1600 BC, when Helladic culture in mainland Greece was

5/09/2012

A classical philosopher , Socrates.


Socrates , Sōkrátēs; c. 469 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later

Is Atlantis a myth?


There have been dozens of locations proposed for Atlantis, to the point where the name has become