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Ancient Greece

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When we use the term ancient Greece we refer to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting from 750 BC (the archaic period) to 146 BC (the Roman conquest). It is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of Western Civilization. The Greek culture had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire, which carried a version of it to many parts of Europe.

The civilization of the ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts, giving rise to the Renaissance in Western Europe and again resurgent during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and the Americas.

In this part of my site you will come in contact with Ancient Greece and learn a few more interesting things about it and specific domains regarding the everyday life of ancient Greeks. So, here you will get an idea of the ancient sports practiced in ancient Greece, ancient Greek recipes, ancient jewellery worn by women of the time and other details that will give you an overview of how the ancient Greeks used to think and live their everyday lives. Another section is dedicated to the twelve gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus such us Zeus, Hera, Apollo and Aphrodite and their attributes, character traits and life as the ancient Greeks used to think of them. And if you want to feel like an ancient Greek, choose a recipe that you like, buy the ingredients and have a meal accompanied with wine. Wearing a tunic is not mandatory...

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Greek Gods

The Greek Gods and Goddesses of the ancient times were also known as the twelve gods of Olympus and the religion based on their worship was called Dodekatheon. The Greek religion wanted the principal gods of the Greek pantheon residing on top of Mount Olympus.

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Ancient Greek Golden Jewellery

The first jewellery that man ever wore are lost in the depth of pre-historical times and it is impossible to trace them. So, research hasn't yet showed if jewellery use preceded the use of clothes or the opposite.

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Sex in Ancient Greece

Sexual intercourse was an essential part of the symposiums in ancient Greece and that becomes obvious if we just take a look at the vases and jugs used during these feasts and which were decorated with scenes presenting men and women consummating, bestiality, homosexuality, masturbation and so on...

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Delphic Oracle

Delphi is a world-known archaeological site in Greece. During the ancient times all the important people were visiting the temple of Apollo to find out what was going to happen in the future. The remains of the temple and the area surrounding Delphi, or the centre of the earth as it is still known, are visited by millions of people every year. Here, you will find beautiful pictures of the site and its museum.

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Greek Philosophers

Greece has marveled, as it is known, in the sector of philosophy and the ideas researched and presented by the famous Greek philosophers are admired by many people and have been adopted in our everyday lives. People like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Heracletus, Demokritos, Plutarch and so many other ancient Greek philosophers have played an important role on acquiring todays knowledge and advancement.





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