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History of Art: Roman

Welcome back to our series on art history! From Ancient Greece we move on to a rather familiar culture in Ancient Rome! From pottery to sculpture to architecture, Roman art was heavily influenced by Greek, Etruscan, and Egyptian art....Show More Summary

All is Fair in Love and Sports?

From the Olympics in ancient Greece to modern extravaganzas like the FIFA World Cup, sport has been historically associated with the purest form of competition. Ingrained moral and ethical values drive the spirit of competition, which helps make sport a cultural phenomenon. Of course, there are those who take short cuts, and these ideals of […]

15 LGBT Love Stories From Ancient Greece and Rome

October is LGBT History Month. In celebration, here are love stories that have survived the ages.

The weird history of dog-headed men

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Men with the heads of dogs appear in stories going all the way back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Over at Mysterious Universe, Brent Swancer introduces us to this common character found in weird tales from around the world: Stories of purported dog-headed men go back well into history. Show More Summary

Police Break Up Ring Of Antiquities Smugglers In Greece

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Greek police have busted what they say is a criminal organisation that has been looting antiquities from ancient sites in the country for the past 10 years and smuggling them out to auction houses and private buyers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.”

Hey, Athletes: Don't Feel Guilty About Sex Before the Game

It's a line of thought that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome and has been handed down to the athletes of today: For peak performance, abstain from sex before the big event. Or maybe not. Italian researchers have done some digging, and they report in the journal Frontiers in...

A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures

A new book Plant: Exploring The Botanical World celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans Continue reading...

Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2

In ancient Greece, the gods would toy with the lives of mortals as it suited their fancy. None could oppose the will of these mighty gods... until the arrival of Godzilla! The post Godzilla: Rage Across Time #2 appeared first on CBR.com.

Re-Writing Greece's Ancient Legends and Recent Headlines

This month we are organizing a major international conference at The Fletcher School, "Greece's Turn? Litmus Test for Europe." This conference is the 2016 edition of our "Turn?" series. In each edition, we pick a country or a regionShow More Summary

History of Art: Ancient Greece

Welcome back to our series on art history! From Ancient Egypt we move north, across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece! Home to distinctive pottery, brilliant sculptures, and columns, so many columns, the art and culture of Ancient Greece has had a huge impact on history and many modern cultures. Show More Summary

Kallos Gallery to make their debut with a rare Cretan bronze helmet, of a type once thought to be mythical

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Kallos Gallery, the world?s only commercial gallery to specialise exclusively in the art of ancient Greece, will unveil an extraordinarily rare Cretan bronze helmet as part of their debut at the forthcoming Frieze Masters art fair. The...Show More Summary

Christie's to offer antiquities from the Toledo Museum of Art

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

On October 25, Christie's Antiquities sale will offer 24 works from the Property from The Toledo Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. The collection features a selection of works from across ancient Greece, Rome, Near East, and Egypt with highlights including a Cypriot limestone head of a male votary to an Egyptian bronze cat. Show More Summary

10 of the Oldest Cities in the World

We all know that travel can educate, but some places truly take you back in time. To walk through the ancient ruins of Greece or Egypt is to absorb history, not just admire its traces. Here are ten of the world’s oldest cities travelers can still visit today.

Ancient Greece at its most glorious: Admire one of the greatest bygone civilisations from up on deck

Greece was one of the greatest ancient civilisations. You can still admire its might from on deck, says Harry Mount, from Cretan ruins to miracles of 19th century engineering.

The View From Above A Little-Known Ancient Greek Theater In Epidaurus

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Ancient Epidaurus, located on the Argolid peninsula of the Peloponnese, has made Greece known around the world as the cradle of drama. The city hosts an impressive theater of the same name that is the most well-preserved among ancient...Show More Summary

Animation brings 2500-year-old vase to life

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Oxford academics have teamed-up with an animator to bring ancient Greek vase scenes to life. The images on this 2,500-year-old vase have been animated to show what life was like in ancient Greece. The Classics in Communities project,...Show More Summary

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