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All my years of playing Assassin's Creed have prepared me for this moment
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No, this is not the church from the Mama Mia movie, although it looks like it! It’s an amazing church in the town of Kastro, Syfnos. We got the chance to fly our drone in this awesome location on our trip back from Mykonos, as we were falling in love with Syfnos Island.


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Delphi is a site that combines beautiful architecture with the rough mountainous landscape surrounding it. Even today it encourages reflection in the visitor, as was expected during ancient times, when an inscription on the Temple of Apollo asked the pilgrim to 'know thyself'
The Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Greece, housed the famous Oracle of Delphi which decided over Greek and Roman politics from the 4th century BC until it was destroyed in an attempt to remove pagan symbolism in the 4th century AD.

#delphi #archaeology #antikesgriechenland #ancientgreece #delfi #indilife #archäologie


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A little morning reading, with some great caramel tea! #bookstagram #bookworm #asongofachilles #ancientgreece


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Socrates #pencil #ancientgreece


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Myrto is an elusive woman. She was not a deity, but apparently she was the second wife to the philosopher Socrates, next to his established spouse Xanthippe. It appears that, during Socrates's time, Athens suffered from a huge disparity between the amount of men and women living in the city, in huge favour of women. No doubt some recent wars had something to do with that. A decree was passed that allowed men to marry two women, or at least marry one and have children with another as well. All for increasing Athens's population, of course.

As usual, sources disagree. Weird thing is that neither Plato nor Xenophon, both having recorded at least parts of Socrates's life, mention a woman named Myrto.
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The 🌞 is out, so are the brand new coin bangles #herminawristwear #herminagang #jewelry #antiquity #greece #ancientgreece #medallion #coin


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SPOTLIGHT ON “Acheron” silk dupioni! In ancient Greek mythology, Acheron was known as the "river of woe," and was one of the five rivers leading to the Greek underworld. We think this walnut brown-and-black pairing, dusted with a hint of olive green, embodies this mysterious, primeval legend! Pick up this exceptionally rare and timeless color - only at silkbaron.com!


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The Greek architecture and it’s ancient fashion is so inspiring. #silkgowns #ancientgreece


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At the archeological site of Knossos Palace, the oldest remnants of the Minoan civilisation. We’re talking 3000–1100 BC so it’s pretty ancient but despite that, the Minoans were ahead of their time with developing staircases (most people lived in huts) and a plumbing system that is not dissimilar to our own today. There were reconstructions of frescos which would have adorned the walls so you could really piece together how the palace would look in all its glory. —- — In Greek Mythology, King Minos was gifted a handsome bull by Poseidon which was supposed to be sacrificed in the god’s honour. The King was struck by the bull’s beauty and decided to keep it for himself and sacrifice another bull instead. This angered Poseidon and he punished Minos by forcing his wife to couple with the bull; she fell pregnant and gave birth to the Minotaur (a human with a bull’s head). Horrified, Minos banished the monster to a labyrinth—many say that the beast was exiled to this palace because of its maze-like structure. No minotaurs were spotted yesterday but the mythology is fascinating all the same! #greek #mythology #kingminos #minotaur #poseidon #culture #art #history #ancient #minoancivilization #knossospalace #learn #travel #tourist #explore #crete2018 #greece #adventure #siteseeing #archaeology #escavation #ruins #ancientgreece


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Athens by night #Athens #ancientgreece


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Long before football, there was a Greek ball game called episkyros.
Episkyros (Greek: επίσκυρος; also called επίκοινος epikoinos, "commonball") was an ancient Greek ball game. Highly teamwork oriented, the game was played between two teams of usually 12 to 14 players each, with one ball and the rules of the game which allowed using hands. Although it was a ball game, it was violent, at least in Sparta. The teams would try to throw the ball over the heads of the other team. There was a white line called the skuros between the teams and another white line behind each team. Teams would change the ball often until one of the team was forced behind the line at their end. In Sparta a form of episkyros was played during an annual city festival that included five teams of 14 players. It was played primarily by men but women also practiced it. The Greek game of episkyros (or a similar game called φαινίνδα - phaininda, probably meaning "deceiving game", from the verb φενακίζω - phenakizo, "("cheat, lie") was later adopted by the Romans, who renamed and transformed it into harpastum, the latinisation of the Greek αρπαστόν (harpaston), neuter of αρπαστός (harpastos), "carried away", from the verb αρπάζω (harpazo), "seize, snatch". Photo📷: Ancient Greek youth practicing with a ball depicted in low relief on the belly of the vase. Now displayed at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Source: Wikipedia

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Thomas Cole (1801-1848)

The Course of Empire: “The Savage State” (1834) “The Arcadian” (1834) “The Consummation of Empire” (1836) “Destruction” (1836) “Desolation” (1836)

Oil on canvas

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Bundle is lithops


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Prince Hector of Troy. #younggods #ancientgreece #hectoroftroy #youtube


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Added Pegasus to this ancient Greece sleeve I've been working on lately...can't wait to see this finished ..thanks for the support !! #tattoos #tatts #tattoo #ink #blackandgraytattoo #greywash #art #fresh #ancientgreece #zeus #pegasus #mountolympus #fullsleeve


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The Erechtheion / Caryatids


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The more i learn about #acodessey the more hopeful i am about it!
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everyone seems to be hating on it cause it doesnt feel "assassin" enough ..well all i have to say about that is ..thats what they said about #acblackflag and we all know how that turned out.
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#assassinscreed #ac #odessey #sparta #ancientgreece #alexios #kassandra


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#ΓραμμικηΒ - #LinearB #Σουβέρ #Plexiglass #Coasters Μέχρι σήμερα έχουν βρεθεί και δημοσιευθεί πάνω από 5800 επιγραφές. Πάνω από 4200 βρέθηκαν στην Κρήτη (κυρίως στην Κνωσό), περ. 1200 στην Πελοπόννησο (κυρίως στην Πύλο), κι οι υπόλοιπες στην Στερεά Ελλάδα (οι 437 στη Θήβα) και στη Θεσσαλία. Η ανάγνωση της ιδιαίτερης αυτής γραφής που ονομάστηκε Γραμμική Β («γραμμική» λόγω των γραμμικών συμβόλων, «Β» ως μεταγενέστερη της Γραμμικής Α της Κρήτης) αποτέλεσε μυστήριο.
Since then, more than 5800 inscriptions have been published. Over 4200 were found on Crete (mainly Knossos), some 1200 come from the Peloponnese (mainly Pylos), the rest from Central Greece (437 from Thebes) and Thessaly. The mysterious script was named “Linear B” (“linear” as opposed to pictographic, “B” to distinguish it from the older Linear A script) and its decipherment was a matter of controversy for half a century. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️#LaLa #live #act #love #art #uniqueitems #team_greece #ancientgreece #mycenaeancivilization #history #greekalphabet #michaelventris #arthurevans #minoancrete #historygreek #crete #knosos #ancientknowledge #culture #civilaviation #greece #lifo #athensvoice #historylovers #history #historynerd


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Prince Hector is the noble heir to the throne of Troy. The eldest son of King Priam, he is admired for his devotion to his family and kingdom. A gallant tamer of horses who believes in always doing the right thing, his courage and strength have earned him the reputation as a great warrior. However, he has yet to face one with the same iron as himself until he meets Princess Andromache of Thebes. #younggods #ancientgreece #hectoroftroy


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The Greek Kouros = The epitome of beauty & health, both for spirit & body! #contemporaryart #artcollectors #ancientgreece #beauty #artwork


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#stephenmitchell ’s #translation of The #iliad by #Homer is wonderfully accessible, thoroughly entertaining and quick to the point. Mitchell so much as cuts out a full book of the original text (book 10), which might alarm some readers at first. However, at the back he includes #samuelbutler ‘s #prose version of the missing book so you don’t feel like you’re really missing anything. Mitchell’s version is compulsively readable and is a good way to break into Homer’s #epic if you’ve never read any other translation previously. #classicliterature #bookstagram #books #poetry #ancientgreece


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If Percy Jackson had taught us anything.
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#percyjackson #theheroesofolympus #percabeth #ancientgreece


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Have you ever watched an Ancient Greek play?
If you have, there is an extremely good chance that it was written in Athens during the 5th century BCE, affectionately known as Golden Age Athens. Those plays were written for a spring time festival called the Dionysia, and they were played here, in this theatre at the base of the Acropolis.
Welcome to the birthplace of western theatre.
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