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Classical Greek literature

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Classical Greek literature (Q720): The study of literature originally written in Classical Greek. Includes the use of techniques of literary analysis and interpretation.

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Link ERYTHEIA: THE 'RED LAND'

Erytheia, the sea-circled mythical ‘Red Land’ located out in the far west beyond the mighty earth-encircling river Oceanus, occassionally excites...

Atlantis, Erytheia, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience view
Link HERODOTUS ON BABYLON

Herodotus' History includes a memorable description of the city of Babylon, which may have had a considerable influence on Plato's...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Timaeus, Critias, Babylon, Ancient Greek view
Link HERODOTUS ON ECBATANA

One major city in the Persian Empire that Herodotus describes, and which might have had a bearing on Plato’s description of Atlantis-ville, was...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Ecbatana, Ancient Greek, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Ancient history view
Link HERODOTUS ON EGYPT

The Greek historian Herodotus, produced a wonderfully engaging account of his historia (= ‘inquiry’) into the origins and events of...

Atlantis, Plato, Herodotus, Egypt, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Ancient Greek, Ancient history view
Link HOMER, CALYPSO, OGYGIA AND ATLANTIS

Homer’s Odyssey takes us through the fabulous world of Odysseus’ travels, and the first time we encounter him at first hand he is on...

Atlantis, Ogygia, Homer, Odyssey, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology, Plato view
Link HYPERBOREA, HYPERBOREANS AND ATLANTIS

Up in the Greek mythological north we find Hyperborea, ‘the Land Beyond the North Wind’, inhabited by the Hyperboreans - a blessed race who spent...

Atlantis, Hyperborea, Hyperboreans, myth, Archaeology, Mythical lands, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Greek Myth, Plato view
Link Lacus Curtius

Informative and wide-ranging website on Roman antiquity, including a photosampler of Roman and Etruscan cities and monuments (with a very large...

Roman, Classical, sites, Text, monuments, Architecture, Sculpture, coins, Rome, Italy, Europe view
Video File Steve1.mp4

The Roman Emperor Tiberius was obsessed with Greek mythology and seems to have had a special affinity for Odysseus. This lecture, delivered aboard...

Classics, Emperors, Poetry, Rome, Tiberius view
Link Perseus Digital Library

A collection of Greek and Roman resources, including texts, translations and an image database.

 

Greek, Olympic Games, Architecture, Classical, Rome, Roman, Greek philosophy view
Link PLUTARCH'S "LIFE OF SOLON" AND ATLANTIS

Atlantis, "The Island of Atlas", had never been mentioned anywhere in the whole of world literature until, in a fictional conversation in Plato’s...

Atlantis, Plato, Plutarch, biography, Archaeology, Pseudoarchaeology view
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