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Snake Goddess or a priestess performing a ritual.

Μινωικός πολιτισμός

Με τον όρο Μινωικός πολιτισμός εννοείται ο προϊστορικός πολιτισμός της Κρήτης, διακριτός του προϊστορικού πολιτισμού που αναπτύχθηκε στην ηπειρωτική Αρχαία Ελλάδα (Ελλαδικός πολιτισμός) και τα νησιά του Αιγαίου (Κυκλαδικός πολιτισμός). Το όνομα μινωικός προέρχεται από τον μυθικό βασιλέα Μίνωα και δόθηκε από τον Άρθουρ Έβανς, τον αρχαιολόγο που ανέσκαψε το ανάκτορο της Κνωσού. Η ανάλυση […]

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Εκπαίδευση στην αρχαία Ελλάδα

Η Αρχαία Ελλάδα υπήρξε ένας από τους εκπαιδευτές του κόσμου, με τρόπο που ακόμη και ο Περικλής δεν τόλμησε να φανταστεί. Τα διανοητικά, αισθητικά και πολιτικά επιτεύγματα της κλασικής Ελλάδας μαγεύουν εδώ και αιώνες τους μελετητές του δυτικού πολιτισμού. Η ήδη αχανής βιβλιογραφία συνεχίζει να αυξάνεται και η πλήρης κατανόηση του ελληνικού πολιτισμού απαιτεί κοπιαστική […]

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Ancient Greek Astronomy

References to identifiable stars and constellations appear in the writings of Homer and Hesiod, the earliest surviving examples of Greek literature. In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer refers to the following celestial objects: the constellation Boötes, the star cluster Hyades, the constellation Orion, the star cluster Pleiades, Sirius, the Dog Star, the constellation Ursa […]

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Greek numerals

Greek numerals

Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using the letters of the Greek alphabet. These alphabetic numerals are also known by names Ionic or Ionian numerals, Milesian numerals, and Alexandrian numerals. In modern Greece, they are still used for ordinal numbers and in situations similar to those in which Roman numerals are still used […]

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Amphipolis: Greek tombs give up their lavish riches

“The sphinxes are probably ready to reveal their secrets,” says Greek culture minister Konstantinos Tasoulas, sitting in his central Athens office talking about the mystery surrounding the “unique” archaeological excavation in the northern town of Amphipolis, which continues to grip his nation. In the past three months, those working on the dig have made their […]

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Rhodes

Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος) is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a populatio. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old […]

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Patmos

Patmos (Greek, Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. Patmos is mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation. The book’s introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given (and recorded) a vision from Jesus. Early Christian tradition identified […]

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Kos

Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως) is a Greek island of the group of the Dodecanese. Name The name Kos (Greek: Κῶς) is first attested in the Iliad, and has been in continuous use since. Other ancient names include Meropis, Cea, and Nymphaea. History In Homer’s Iliad, a contingent from Kos fought for the Greeks in […]

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Astypalaia

Astypalaia (Greek: Αστυπάλαια). Astypalaia is part of the Kalymnos regional unit. History In Greek mythology, Astypalaia was a woman abducted by Poseidon in the form of a winged fish-tailed leopard. The island was colonized by Megara or possibly Epidaurus, and its governing system and buildings are known from numerous inscriptions. Pliny the Elder records that […]

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Tinos

Tinos (Greek: Τήνος) is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. In antiquity, Tinos was also known as Ophiussa (from ophis, Greek for snake) and Hydroessa (from hydor, Greek for water). Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, its 80 or so windmills, […]

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