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Corinthian Helmet

Posted by on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, In : Photography 

A Corinthian helmet that was found in Greece in 1834 still containing the scull of its wearer. It's believed to date from the Battle of Marathon which was fought between Greek and Persian forces in 490 BCE. This battle gave rise to the legend of Pheidippides, the Athenian messenger who ran throughout Greece to warn of the impending battle, a feat that the modern marathon is based on.


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Posted by on Sunday, January 31, 2021, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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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.

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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

:  Eugene Delacroix

:  1826

: 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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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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Why we Make War

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

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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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