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Passing of Philosophy to Religion: The Death of Hypatia
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Passing of Philosophy to Religion: The Death of Hypatia

The death of the philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (l. c. 370-415 CE) has long been considered the "passage of philosophy to religion", exemplifying the transition from the pagan values of antiquity to those of the new religion of Christianity...
Firing Athenian black and red figure vases
Articleby Trustees of the British Museum

Firing Athenian black and red figure vases

A distinctive red and black colour scheme characterises most of the painted pottery of sixth- and fifth-century Athens. The colours result from the skilful exploitation of the high iron content of Athenian clay by an ingenious process of...
The Art of Dialectic & Zeno of Elea
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Art of Dialectic & Zeno of Elea

The creation of the art of dialectic is credited to Zeno of Elea, the philosophical champion of Parmenides’ claim that the essence of reality is One and unchanging. Zeno was Parmenides’ student and protégé and, in defending and defining his...
Making and decorating Athenian black- and red-figure vases
Articleby Trustees of the British Museum

Making and decorating Athenian black- and red-figure vases

The first stage in making a pot is to dig the clay out of the ground. Pieces of grit or plant matter must be removed before the clay can be used. This was done in ancient times, as it is today, by mixing the clay with water and letting the...
The Jericho River: An Interview with David Tollen
Interviewby Jan van der Crabben

The Jericho River: An Interview with David Tollen

In his first work of fiction, the novel The Jericho River ($12.88 on Amazon/ $9.94 on Bookdepository) David Tollen tells a vivid story by beautifully bringing together most major civilizations in history. In this exclusive interview, Jan...
Kylix with Black-Figure Hoplites
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Kylix with Black-Figure Hoplites

A black-figure kylix (drinking cup) with Greek hoplite warriors. Tarentum, 550-520 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Taranto, Italy)
Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt

Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, known as the "Diana of Versailles", as exhibited in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. 2nd century CE copied from a Greek original dating to 330 BCE.
Pirates of the Mediterranean
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Pirates of the Mediterranean

The pirates of the ancient Mediterranean were not, for the most part, the outsiders who knew no country's allegiance and were the enemies of civilization as they are frequently depicted in novels and other media. They were often employed...
Votive Relief Dedicated to Artemis Bendis
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Votive Relief Dedicated to Artemis Bendis

This is a marble votive relief dedicated to the goddess Artemis Bendis. The cult of the Thracian goddess Bendis (similar to the Greek Artemis) was introduced to Athens around 430 BCE along with other foreign cults. Here, the goddess is shown...
Egyptian Gods - The Complete List
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Some of these deities' names are well known: Isis, Osiris...
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