1. Margaret Talbot: The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture, in: The New Yorker, October 22, 2018, last time checked: June 17, 2020. 2. Sarah Bond: Whitewashing Ancient Statues: Whiteness, Racism And Color In The Ancient World, in: Forbes, Apr 27, 2017, last time checked: June 17, 2020. 3. Sarah E. Bond: Why We Need […]
A lot of people have made comparisons between the pop-culture heroes of today like Marvel’s superheroes or the characters of Star Wars and the heroes of ancient Greek myth. (I’ve done it myself, here and here.) There’s a lot to be said for these comparisons in terms of narrative, but there are also interesting similarities […]
The advent of Greeks in India dates back from 6th century (BC) to 5th century (AD) as an outcome of Greek expedition towards Persia.
Agamemnon was the King of Mycenae, who commanded the Greeks in the Trojan War. Parents: Atreus and AeropeSiblings: MenelausConsort: ClytemnestraChildren: Iphigenia, Electra, Orestes and Chrysothemis Early Life Atreus murdered the sons of his twin brother Thyestes and fed them to him after discovering Thyestes‘ adultery with his wife Aerope. Thyestes fathered Aegisthus with his own daughter, Pelopia, and this son vowed gruesome […]
Assumed author of the epic poems, Iliad and Odyssey Seven Greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer (c. 8th-7th century BC), the poet to whom the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey are attributed. The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Western literature, but the identity–or even the existence–of Homer […]
Diogenes of Sinope (412 – 323 BCE) also known as Diogenes the Cynic, was born in Sinope, an Ionian colony in what is today North Turkey on the Black Sea. He is not Diogenes Laertius, the biographer of philosophers we have heard much from, nor is he several different Diogenes who are less famous Greek philosophers. […]
Lesezeit: ca. 4 Minuten London (Großbritannien) – Eine neue DNA-Analyse belegt, dass die Vorfahren jener Menschen, die Megalith-Monumente wie Stonehenge und Avebury erbaut hatten, aus dem heutigen Griechenland und der Türkei stammten und über das Mittelmeer und den Atlantik auf die britischen Inseln kamen. Dabei brachten diese Menschen, die heute wohl als Migranten bezeichnet werden…