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How to Show Up in a Gym – 3 Ancient Sculptures of HerculesSeptember 9, 2020
In Greek mythology Hercules was a demigod and much admired heroic figure. The Romans called him Hercules (Herakles was his Greek name) and he was imported into their mythological story of the founding of Rome. In mythology, Hercules,...
The Parthenon Mythology and ArchitectureSeptember 8, 2020
Mythology is a pretty broad topic in Ancient Greek history. And even more so is the use of mythological figures in ancient Greek art. From pottery to sculptures, we can see that the ancient Greeks were inspired by...
Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in ArtJuly 25, 2020
The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it’s a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history have many roots in the ancient Greek athlete. This is partly due to the...
Depictions of Ajax in Ancient Greek PotteryJuly 9, 2020
Ancient Greek literature is abundant in legendary heroes who live and die for everlasting glory. Their names and deeds echoed in the conscience of many societies for centuries and continue to do so. Naturally, these epochal literary sources...
The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical VotivesJune 12, 2020
Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object, a beautiful statue might come to mind, not an anonymous pair of ears or a woman’s uterus....
3 Things You Might Not Know About The Birth of VenusFebruary 14, 2020
It’s Valentines season, so what better thing to do than to meditate on the things you love, and of course, Venus definitively conquers all at this time of year. Art history’s love of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is...
Troy at the British Museum: Myth and RealityJanuary 28, 2020
This excellently curated exhibition on Troy at the British Museum in London takes visitors on a journey spanning thousands of years. There’s plenty for history geeks who want to know more about the real Trojan War (if such...
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