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The text book for the course is Kershaw, S.P., A Brief History of Atlantis: Plato's Ideal State, London: Robinson, 2016. It can be...

Plato, Plato's 'Critias', Plato's 'Kritias', Plato's 'Timaeus', Plato's 'Timaios', Ancient Greek, Ancient history, Greek culture, Atlantis, Kershaw view
Link A Modern Greek-English Dictionary

A comprehensive Greek-English Dictionary, D. J. Georgacas, which presents the definitions, register, history and etymology for every word. All...

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages, Dictionaries, Bilingual view
Link About Greece

A range of information about Greek life, history and culture.

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek life, Greek history, Greek culture, History, Culture, Society view

This link takes you to a digital version of SirArthur Evans' monumntal publication The Palace of Minos on the website of Heidelberg...

Greek culture, Arthur Evans, Palace of Minos, Minoan, Minoans, Crete, Archaeology view
Image collection This clay map of Babylon shows the Tuba area of the city, two gateways, a section of the inner wall of the city, and a waterway fed by the River Euphrates. c. 600-500 BCE, probably from Babylon, modern Iraq. Cat. ME 35385, A clay tablet fragment giving detailed measurements of Babylon's the inner city wall, called Imgur-Enlil, at the start of Nebuchadnezzar's reign (ruled 605-572 BCE, making him contemporary with Solon, who, according to Plato's story, received the Atlantis tale from Egyptian priests). It names the Zababa and Urash Gates. From Sippur or Babylons, modern Iraq. Cat. ME 54634abylon, This clay tablet fragment dating from c.700-500 BCE records traditions from much earlier times, and refers to the Babylonian Flood Myth. The Babylonian world is shown in bird's-eye view asa disc surruonded by a ring labelled 'Bitter River' (not unlike the Greek Oceanus). The City of Babylon straddles the River Euphrates, which flows southwards through marshes into the sea. Inscribed circles indicate cities and areas within Mesopotamia in loosely accurate geographical locations., Beyond the outer edges of the known world are 8 triangular regions, which are tghe homes of strange/legendary beings. One id identified as the mountain where the Babylonian 'Ark' landed after the Great Flood. This lies across the water, far beyond the Mountain of Urartu (Ararat in the Bible) on the very rim of the world. There is no hint of Atlantis here. c.700-500 BCE, probably from Sippar, modern Irag. Cat. ME 92687, Lion from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon (the eighth gate to the inner city), c.BCE on the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar II. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, The Ishtar Gate of Babylon (the eighth gate to the inner city), c.BCE on the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar II. . These details do not appear in Herodotus' account of Babylon. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

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

Atlantis, Plato, Babylon, Cuneiform, Historical Maps, Greek culture, Flood myths, Iraq, Ishtar Gate, Herodotus, Nebuchadnezzar II view
Link Basic Greek Grammar

A basic grammar of the Modern Greek language, in Greek and with colour illustrations. For intermediate and advanced level.

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages view
Link Basic Greek-English Glossary

This Greek-English glossary covers the basic functional vocabulary of Modern Greek. It comprises 3,130 entries of Greek words, phrases, acronyms...

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages, Dictionaries, Glossary, Bilingual view
Link BBC – A Guide to Greek Language

Some interesting facts about the Greek language, plus a list of essential Greek phrases and a quick guide to the Greek alphabet, presented through...

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages, Grammar view
Link BBC – Greek Essential Phrases

An online introduction to essential phrases linked to real life situations through the use of downloadable audio-visual material. Topics covered...

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages, Grammar view
Link BBC – Olympic Games

Improve your knowledge of the Ancient Greek Olympics by taking a quiz on the classic games. Use the clues to decode the Greek letters and reveal...

Modern Greek, Greek language, Greek culture, Languages, Olympic Games view
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