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World War One Cavalry Horse

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Photography 



A horse of allied cavalry troops being lowered down in a sling onto the quayside in Greece, 1915.

Source: bbc.co.uk
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Big Results

Posted by on Thursday, October 15, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Big results require big ambitions".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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The Same River

Posted by on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"You cannot step into the same river twice".

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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A Man's Fate

Posted by on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"A man's character is his fate"

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus ~

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The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Posted by on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Art 


Title:  The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan

Artist
:  Eugene Delacroix

Date
:  1826

Information
: The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan was inspired by the dramatic climax of the
poem Giaour (1813) by Lord Byron. It depicts the moment when the Greek giaour (meaning Christian
infidel) avenges his lover, who was killed by the Turk Hassan (on the horse to the right).

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Reach the Limits of Virtue

Posted by on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death."

(Tyrtaeus, Spartan poet and military man).

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The Battle Between the Gods and the Titans

Posted by on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Battle Between the Gods and the Titans

Date:  1600

Artist:  Joachim Wtewael

Information:  According to Greek mythology, the world was once run by a group of deities known as the Titans. Their leader, Cronus, had eaten most of his offspring in a bid to prevent their prophesised rebellion however his youngest son, Zeus, escaped this fate. After freeing his siblings from their father’s stomach, they moved to Mount Olympus from which they waged war on the Titans.

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Archer XI

Posted by on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Art 


This small-scale model is of the Archer XI of the west pediment of the Temple of Aphaia (c. 505–500 BCE), which is dedicated to a Greek goddess of the same name and was worshipped almost exclusively on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf.
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The Alexander Mosaic

Posted by on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Alexander Mosaic

Date:  c. 100 BCE

Artist:  Unknown

This mosaic was found in the House of the Faun in Pompeii and depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great (left) and Darius III of Persia (in the chariot to the right). Alexander’s, upper body and head are still visible and on his breast plate is a picture of Medusa. Darius is believed to be desperately trying to flee the battle and his extended arm may suggest he had just thrown a javelin. The Alexander mosaic is t...
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Apollo and Artemis

Posted by on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Apollo and Artemis

Datec.470 BCE

Artist:  Briseis Painter (real name unknown, this Athenian artist is known for his
particular style of decoration on pottery).

Information:  The artwork on this Attic red-figure cup features Apollo, the Greek god
of archery and his twin sister Artemis, the goddess of wild places and hunting. 
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Why we Make War

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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The Boxing Boys

Posted by on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Art 


Title
:  The Boxing Boys

Date:  c. 1600 B.C.E.

Artist:  Unknown

Date:  c. 1600 B.C.E.

Infomation:  This fresco from Thera (modern-day Santorini in Greece) depicts two Minoan
boys engaged in boxing and is the earliest image depicting the use of boxing gloves.
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The First and Noblest of all Victories

Posted by on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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