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#Ancient Greece
lionofchaeronea · 2 days ago
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Hera, attended by Athena (left) and Iris (right), suckles the infant Heracles. Detail from an Apulian red-figure squat lekythos, name-vase of the Suckling Painter; ca. 360-350 BCE. Found at Anzi; now in the British Museum. Photo credit: © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons.
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cafeinevitable · 14 hours ago
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Then & Now
Ancient religious sanctuary of Delphi in Greece (8th century BCE)
Delphi was an important site in ancient Greece. It was dedicated to Apollo and was also home of the Oracle, who was famous for prophesying future events.
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best-of-all-the-geeks · a day ago
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Pyrrhus: -just existing-
Briseis:
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localgreekmythologywh0re · 2 days ago
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Achilles: I'm okay, I'm okay.
Odysseus: You're on the floor.
Achilles: I'm okay on the floor.
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margaretartstuff · 2 days ago
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The Caryatids, Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens.
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bones-ivy-breath · 19 hours ago
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Medea by Euripides (tr. Gilbert Murray)
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I am a living curse.
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caeciliuswashere · a day ago
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i hate how all the Iliad and Odyssey book names are ALL SPOILERS
it’s like having harry potter chapters called “snape is the half blood prince” or “the death of dumbledore” 🙄
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dnd-edit · a day ago
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I’m back with another actual play comic - this time it’s the first session of ancient greek ttrpg AGON, illustrated via 39 ancient vases. 
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pigeon-princess · 2 months ago
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“No one can weave as well as I—not even the Goddess Athena!” Arachne boasted, unaware of who else might be listening in. 
Revisiting one of the most memorable greek myths from my childhood, the weaving contest of Arachne and Athena. 
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sickly-victorian-boy · 7 months ago
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Do you ever think about how many of the items now considered priceless artifacts were once commonplace items? The coins we now marvel at from behind the glass at a museum were once tossed around, stepped on, and traded around. The pottery painstakingly pieced back together was somebody’s favorite wine jug. The decorative pin now rusted and bent once held together the shoulder of someone’s chiton. History is simply a trail of ordinary people going about their day, and I think there’s an odd sort of beauty in that.
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incorrectsmashbrosquotes · 5 months ago
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If I may once again dip my toe into the discourse surrounding Greek Mythology, a lot of people like to rewrite or reframe the story of Medusa, and that’s great! Highly encourage it. But, DON’T YOU DARE GO AND DEMONIZE MY BOY PERSEUS!
Perseus isn’t some vile misogynist who hunts down and murders Medusa for the hell of it. He’s a scared kid who’s trying to save his mom from a forced marriage (whom herself has been a victim of terrible abuse from her father) to a creepy evil king and gets duped by the Gods into cleaning up their mess for them. He’s not the villain, he’s just another pawn. So if I see one more motherfucker trying to make him out to be the “real monster” I will throw hands.
You know what would be way more interesting?! Medusa sees Perseus rolling up to her crib and freaks out cause ‘holy shit this is a fucking kid. a fucking toddler with a sword and shield.’ and they hash it out and then TEAM UP to kill the evil kind trying to force marry Perseus’ mother! Think of the dynamics that you could write! The interactions that could occur. I mean, one of ‘em is gonna have to wear a blindfold but hey, minor problems.
What I’m saying is, gimme a buddy cop movie where Perseus and Medusa team up to fight evil in Ancient Greece.
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tiktoksthataregood-ish · a year ago
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kalli-pygos · 3 months ago
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i am just SO enamoured by the blown up cheeks of this aulos player I came across, she has SUCH a cute expression
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best-of-all-the-geeks · 7 hours ago
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prokopetz · 9 months ago
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Reading about Ancient Greece is like listening to a professor go “actually, [fucked up thing you may have heard] was not broadly true of Classical Greek society, and the inhabitants of most city-states would have found the idea disturbing”, and then a voice from the back of the room calls out “except for Athens!”, and the professor just sighs and is like “yes, thank you, Timmy… except for Athens”.
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euripideez-nuts · 3 months ago
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please could you be tender?
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amatesura · 13 days ago
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The Procession 
Panoply Vase Animation Project
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alessiajontrunfio · 5 months ago
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"Philtatos," Achilles replied, sharply. Most beloved.”
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dozydawn · 7 months ago
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The torch lighting ceremony of the Summer Olympics in the ruins of Ancient Olympia, 2004. Photographed by Lutz Bongarts.
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pigeon-princess · 7 months ago
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With Athena’s shield, polished like a mirror, Perseus approached the gorgon Medusa, avoiding her gaze.
I’ve been wanting to draw some Greek Mythology pieces for a while now, so I decided to revisit one of my favourites. 
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