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Classical Greek studies (Q700): The study of Classical Greek, its structure, history, grammar and use. May involve investigation its relationship with modern day speech and language. May also involve the study of language texts using the techniques of literary analysis and interpretation.

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Image collection Constantine, Constantine, Constantine, Constantine, Constantine

These over-life-size statues of Constantine are currently displayed in the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

Constantine, Late Roman, Roman art, Ancient rome, Portraiture, Early Christian, Christianity, Emperors 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 DIOCLETIAN AND THE TETRARCHY - COINAGE

This link takes you to a site with images and information about the coinage of the Tetrarchy.

Diocletian, Tetrarchy, Maximianus, Constantius I Chlorus, Galerius, Numismatics, Roman coins, Ancient rome, Dominate view
Link MAKING GREEK VASES

This link takes you to some basic information about making Greek vases.

vase painting, vases, ceramics, Greek art, Attic Black Figure, Attic Red Figure, Collections, Collectors view
Link STUART & REVETT: THE GREEK DORIC ORDER

THis link takes you to an image of an engraving: Thomas Miller after Nicholas Revett. Greek Doric Order from Volume I of Ionian Antiquities,...

uart & Reve view
Link INUNDATION OF ATALANTE (426 BCE) - DISCUSSION

Strabo and Diodorus Siculus mention tsunamigenic earthquakes in the region of Atalante, with the former basing his account on a lost catalogue of...

Plato, Atlantis, Atalante, Earthquakes, Tsunami, Thucydides view
Link GREEK VASE SHAPES

This link takes you to some illustrations of the most basic Greek vase shapes

vases, vase painting, ceramics, pottery, Greek art, Collections, Collectors view
Link REPATRIATION OF ANTIQUITIES

This link takes you to an article in the New York Times about the repatriation of antiquities.

Plunder, Pillage, Repatriation, Greek art, Collectors, Roman art, Euphronios view
Link THE PARTHENON MARBLES

Through this link you can read about the history of the Parthenon Marbles as well as the points of view of the Greek government, the British...

rthenon, Greek architecture, Collectors, Collecting, Elg view
Link GREEK VASES - THE BEAZLEY ARCHIVE

The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. At its heart is the Beazley Archive, which includes the...

vase painting, vases, ceramics, Attic Black Figure, Attic Red Figure, Greek art, Collections, Collectors view
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