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Dogs in ancient Greece are regularly depicted in art, on ceramics, in literature, and other written works as loyal companions, guardians, hunters, and even as great intuitive thinkers, and all of these portrayals express the deep admiration the Greeks had for their dogs. The Greek appreciation for the dog, in fact, fully illustrates the well-known Greek love for life and cultural value of loyalty.

Dogs & Their Collars in Ancient Greece

Dogs in ancient Greece are regularly depicted in art, on ceramics, in literature, and other written works as loyal companions, guardians, hunters, and even...

Sarpedon is a figure from ancient Greek mythology, a Lycian prince who was one of the principal heroes during the Trojan War and fought on the side of Troy. According to Homer's Iliad, he was the son of Zeus by Laodameia and the cousin of Glaucus of Lycia, the second-in-command of the Lycian forces, although other versions of the myth provide a different genealogy.

Sarpedon

Sarpedon is a figure from ancient Greek mythology, a Lycian prince who was one of the principal heroes during the Trojan War and fought on the side of Troy...

An illustration of how the 5th century BCE Erechtheion on the Athenian acropolis may have looked with its original paintwork.  Original photograph by Mark Cartwright Reconstruction artwork by Tabo Ayala / Arqueo Tabo Ancient Greek Architecture, Gothic Architecture, Historical Architecture, Ancient Art, Ancient History, History Encyclopedia, Mayan Ruins, Vietnam Travel, Ancient Civilizations

Erechtheion with Original Paintwork Reconstruction

An illustration of how the 5th century BCE Erechtheion on the Athenian acropolis may have looked with its original paintwork. Original photograph by Mark...

Eteocles & Polynices (by Alfred J. Church) - Eteocles and Polynices being carried away, dead, after the Battle of Thebes . Stories from the Greek Tragedians by the Rev. Alfred J. Church, M. John Law, Public Domain Books, History Encyclopedia, Greek Tragedy, History Education, Greek Art, The Rev, Latest Images, Pottery Painting

Suppliants by Euripides

The Suppliants (also given as Suppliant Women) is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides, not to be confused with Aeschylus&#39...

 Learn all about the similarities and differences of the Greek City-States, Athens and Sparta! This short comparison with Kelly Macquire discusses the important differences between Athens and Sparta during the height of their power. Athens And Sparta, Spartan Shield, History Encyclopedia, Classical Period, Similarities And Differences, History Education, City State, Ancient Greece, In The Heights

Athens vs Sparta: Deep Thinkers vs Military Might?

Athens vs Sparta! Learn all about the similarities and differences of the Greek City-States, Athens and Sparta! This short comparison with Kelly Macquire dis...

The Plague of Athens BCE) struck the city, most likely, in 430 BCE before it was recognized as an epidemic and, before it was done, had claimed between lives. Pergamon Museum, Bubonic Plague, Jerash, History Encyclopedia, Latest Images, Ancient Greece, Historian, Ancient History, Romans

Thucydides on the Plague of Athens: Text & Commentary

The Plague of Athens (429-426 BCE) struck the city, most likely, in 430 BCE before it was recognized as an epidemic and, before it was done, had claimed...

A marble representation of Orestes and Electra, the children of Agamemnon from Greek mythology. They stand before the tomb of their father and are in mourning. Ancient Romans, Ancient Art, Ancient History, World Mythology, Greek Mythology, Greek Model, Roman Sculpture, Sculpture Ideas, History Encyclopedia

Electra by Euripides

Electra is a Greek tragedy written by the playwright Euripides c. 420 BCE. It retells the classic myth concerning the plotting of...

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Bellerophon

Bellerophon (aka Bellerophontes) is the Corinthian hero of Greek mythology who famously battled and killed the fantastical Chimera monster, a fearsome fire-breathing...

Orpheus is a figure from ancient Greek mythology, most famous for his virtuoso ability in playing the lyre or kithara. His music could charm the wild animals. Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, History Encyclopedia, Horrible Histories, Visit Egypt, Mystery Of History, Ancient Civilizations, Greek Mythology

Orpheus

Orpheus is a figure from ancient Greek mythology, most famous for his virtuoso ability in playing the lyre or kithara. His music could charm the wild animals...

A statue group possibly representing the Spartan king Menelaus supporting the fallen Patroclus, one of the famous episodes of the Trojan War of Greek mythology. Ancient History, Greek History, Hellenistic Period, History Encyclopedia, Horrible Histories, Mycenae, Greek Statues, Trojan War, History Education

Menelaus

Menelaus (also Menelaos) is a figure from ancient Greek mythology and literature who was the king of Sparta and the husband of beautiful Helen, whose...

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Oenone

Oenone was a nymph in Greek Mythology, the daughter of the river god Cebren and sister of the nymph Asterope/Hesperia. She...

met-european-sculpture: “Hector and Andromache by Giovanni Maria Benzoni, Metropolitan Museum of Art: European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Kip, 1899 Metropolitan Museum of Art,. Mystery Of History, Art History, Saint Raymond, Baptism Of Christ, Greek Tragedy, European Paintings, Egyptian Art, Metropolitan Museum, Art Decor

Andromache

Andromache is a Greek tragedy written by Euripides (c. 484- 407 BCE), one of only 19 plays (out of 92) to survive. The play...

A trip to Rome is incomplete without visiting the Vatican. Five tips for visiting the incredible Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Le Vatican, Chateau Saint Ange, Place Saint Pierre, Visiting The Vatican, Pliny The Elder, Trojan War

Laocoön: The Suffering of a Trojan Priest & Its Afterlife

The sculpture group of Laocoön and His Sons, on display in the Vatican since its rediscovery in 1506 CE, depicts the suffering of the Trojan prince...

Hercules Receives the Poisoned Robe (by The Trustees of the British Museum) - Red-figure pottery depicting Hercules who receives the poisoned robe with Nessus' blood. Funeral Pyre, Early Middle Ages, Middle School, History Encyclopedia, Greek Tragedy, Trojan War, Greek Pottery, Museum Shop, Latest Images

Women of Trachis

Women of Trachis is a Greek tragedy, one of Sophocles’ (c. 496 BCE - c. 406 BCE) lesser-known works, the only one that does...

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Philoctetes

The play Philoctetes was written by one of the greatest of the Greek tragedy playwrights, Sophocles, in 409 BCE. Philoctetes...

Leto is a Titan and the mother of the gods Apollo and Artemis in Greek mythology. Leto’s twin children were the result of an amorous encounter. Roman Mythology, Greek Mythology, Greek History, Ancient History, Apollo And Artemis, History Articles, History Encyclopedia, Black Figure, Statues

Leto

Leto is a Titan and the mother of the gods Apollo and Artemis in Greek mythology. Leto’s twin children were the result of an amorous encounter...