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  • The Legend of the Minotaur

    One of the most popular Greek myths is the story of Theseus and the Minotaur‚ it centres around an early civilisation on the island of Crete‚ it is a myth told long before Athens became the ruling capital. It is the legend of the Minotaur. The legend of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth of Knossos in Crete has enthralled many historians‚ archaeologists over‚ anthropologists and so on over years‚ even centuries. However‚ one archaeologist was captivated by the entrancing and beauty of the myth of The

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  • The Most Powerful Gods

    Athens and Sparta were two of the most powerful and well known cities among all the Greek nations. Both Athens and Sparta had many similarities and differences whether it is culturally or politically. For instance the way that these cities were governed and their political procedures and functions are similar yet much different from each other. There were many differences and similarities between Athens and Sparta both culturally politically. One major difference between the two major cities was

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  • Kroisos Symbolism

    ideal version‚ rather than an individual. The Korisos‚ which means "young man"‚ discovered in Anavyssos on the southern end of Attica in Greece in c.530 BCE. 2 There are several hypotheses about Kroisos. He might have been a mercenary who came to Athens for a battle‚

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  • The Ancient Olympics In Today's Culture

    We have a winter and summer Olympics. The original Olympics were banned in 396 A.D by BC Roman emperor Theodosius. It was brought back to the world in 1896 by Pierre De Coubertin‚ the first modern Olympics would take place in Athens. They are many differences and similarities between the modern Olympics and the ancient Olympics. Some differences are the ancient Olympics had only 10 sporting events and today there is around 300. The ancient Olympics only lasted around 5 days and

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  • Applying Classical Conditioning Toward the Physiological Detection of Concealed Information: Beyond Native Responses

    Applying Classical Conditioning Toward the Physiological Detection of Concealed Information: Beyond Native Responses Derek C. Tucker 6/8/2005 Psychology today is predominately concerned with phenomena which occur‚ “on average‚” given a particular set of circumstances. Technology‚ however‚ is constantly forced to look deeper into phenomena that occur‚ “on average‚” in order to improve the reliability of an instrument for whatever task the technology is to be used. With instruments such as the

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  • The History of Olympic Torch

    the torch relay for the 1938 film Olympia. The film was part of the Nazi propaganda machine’s attempt to add myth and mystique to Adolf Hitler’s regime. Hitler saw the link with the ancient Games as the perfect way to illustrate his belief that classical Greece was an Aryan forerunner of the modern German Reich. Although most of the time the torch with the Olympic flame is still carried by runners‚ it has been transported in many different ways. The fire travelled by boat to cross

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  • aathens and sparta

    The Compare and Contrast of Athens and Sparta Gregory Smith pd.1 8/29/13 Athens Sparta About: The capital and largest city of Greece. Known in Greek as Sparti. The city lies at the southern end of the central Laconian plain‚ on the right bank of the Eurotas River. Country: Greece Greece Population (Modern): 3‚761‚811 18‚184 Population (Ancient): 140‚000 100‚000 Region: Attica Laconia Climate: Mediterranean climate. Fairly temperate but very dry. Economy (Modern):

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  • Attiki Odos

    estate development Land acquisition C PRINCIPAL PROJECT CHARACTERISTICS Outline of technical specification Principal transport nodes Major associated developments  New Attika Urban Highways Project  New Motorways Programme  Athens Metro and Suburban Railway  Athens International Airport Project costs  Predicted costs  Actual costs Project programme Main contracts and contractors D PROJECT TIMELINE 2 E PROJECT FUNDING/FINANCING Background to funding/financing Role of traffic

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  • Ancient Humanities Studies: A Biography of Phidias

    shame that this generation or generations to come will never get to see his work first hand. Phidias’ work on Athena was marveled upon for centuries. Phidias’ colossal statue of Athena was housed in the Parthenon and was displayed the symbol of Athens. It is believed that the statue was damaged in several fires and eventually was burned beyond repair around the fifth century. The statue was believed to be of great stature and heavy in gold. “The sculpture was assembled on a wooden core‚ covered

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  • Red Figure Amphora with Musical Scene

    Niobid Painter‚ named after his most famous glazed ceramic vase paintings‚ is one of the most well known vase-painters of classical Athens Greece and is appreciated for his soft and balanced work of art. In the Red Figure Amphora with Musical Scene‚ in the scene that is believed to be the first of the two‚ the women in the woman’s quarter of the house‚ are elaborately dressed and are preparing far a music session. The scene depicts a seated woman relaxing while fingering a barbiton. Directly above

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