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A Voyage with the Gods: ATHENA

15/04/2016 Σχολιάστε

Η γέννηση της Αθηνάς, Λούβρο

 

 

What is it about classical mythology that still haunts us? Why is it that we can recount the battles of Ancient Greece when prompted, even though we may not really believe in either ancient deities, nor mythological heroes – or even heroic deeds – any more? How come names such as Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hades, Atlas and Aphrodite are still very much in our vernacular, and, even if we only really come across these characters in a museum or from a story book, we are still able to recognise their attributes, and still wonder at their endeavours?

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Athena in Ancient Greek pottery / Panathenaic amphoras

03/08/2013 Σχολιάστε
File:Rhesos krater Antikensammlung Berlin 1984.39 n2.jpg

Darius Painter, “Rhesos krater”, Apulian red-figure krater, circa 340 BC

 

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