Monday, September 26, 2022

Aphrodite – The Goddess of Cyprus

Aphrodite, goddess of fertility and sensual pleasure, was born from the foam of the sea at Petra tou Romiou. In Cyprus she was passionately...

Cypriote Ships – Archaic Shipbuilding Techniques

Archaic vessels give a strong impression of the skill of Cypriote boat builders for a variety of purposes – fishing, coastal transport and transporting...

Corinth: a brief history

Examining the history of Corinth through ups and downs, wars and successes, from the Neolithic to the late Roman period. Introduction Corinth is an ancient city...

Ideals and Realities of the Classical Greek House

The Classical Greek house was built around particular ideals, but these are sometimes sacrificed for the realities of society. Introduction The type of house which the...

Parts of a Basic Greek Temple

Though temples varied in size and sometimes design, there were basic parts that were incorporated into every ancient Greek temple. Though temples varied in size...

The Parthenon

When you think of Greece, you think of the Parthenon. It remains today the ideal of Classical architecture and artistic design. The Parthenon stands today...

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...

Aphrodite, Ancient Grecce’s Embodiment of Beauty

Aphrodite was worshiped in Ancient Greece as the goddess of beauty, love, sexuality, pleasure and the protector of sailors. She was always portrayed as a...

Ulysses’ Decade Long Journey from Troy to Ithaca

Today, an intrepid yachtsman can trace Ulysses’ almost mythical journey around the western Mediterranean. Odysseus, Ulysses’ Homeric name, derived from ‘The Wolf’, implying he...

Ancient Greece, part 8 – Art and Architecture

The Origins of Greek Art In the nineteenth century, it was generally believed that Greek art had developed by itself with little or no outside...