Oracle in Delphi, Greece.
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Oracle in Delphi, Greece. The Sphinx would devour anyone who could not answer her riddle in the story of Oedipus Rex: What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs in the afternoon, and 3 legs in the evening? Oedipus answered correctly: Man. In the morning of his life, he crawls on all 4s; as an adult, he walks on his own 2 legs (the afternoon of his life), and in old age--the evening--he uses a cane.
Oracle in Delphi, Greece. I'm kinda freaking out because a lot of the post I've been repining about Greece, I actually saw IN PERSON about a week ago! :) (including this statue)
Oracle in Delphi, Greece. The Sphinx: Harvest, protection, water, beginnings, fertility. Symbols: water, sand, pyramids
The Young Alexander the Great, 3rd century BC ~ Acropolis Archaeological Museum, Athens
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The Young Alexander the Great, 3rd century BC _ Acropolis Archaeological Museum, Athens
A GREEK ELECTRUM FINGER RING CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
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A GREEK ELECTRUM FINGER RING CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. Stirrup-shaped, flattened at one end, the plain hoop bevelled on the interior, rounded on the exterior, the pointed oval bezel bevelled on the underside, the upper surface engraved with a three-quarter frontal head of a bearded man with curly hair, furrowed beard, large almond-shaped eyes and down-turned mustache, an astragalos (knucklebone) in the field below 11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) wide; ring size 7
Temple of Apollo Temple built on the remains of an earlier temple around 330 B.C. by Spintharos, Xendoros, and Agathon Source: vincentloy.wordpr...
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Temple of Apollo Temple built on the remains of an earlier temple around 330 B.C. by Spintharos, Xendoros, and Agathon
Art- In the picture, we see the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. It is an important building with amazing architecture and the site of a myth about the Python, a giant snake slain by Apollo, god of the sun.
On the southern slopes of Mount Parnassus, located to the northwest of Athens and where there are actually ski areas, are the modern and ancient cities of Delphi. The Temple of Apollo at Delphi is located in the ancient city that is an archeological site and has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987
Plutarch, c. 46 – 120 ACE, Greek historian, biographer, and essayist said: "Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived."
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Plutarch--Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and philosopher. He wrote Parallel Lives, biographies of famous Greeks and Romans
Plutarch (/ˈpluːtɑrk/; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos, Koine Greek: [plŭːtarkʰos]) then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος), c. 46 – 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.
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Artemis, 4th century BC, Archaeological Museum Piraeus.
8. A bronze statue of Artemis wearing a chiton and a bust support with one strap crossing her chest, ca 100 BC
This is an ancient Greek coin with the image of a Silphium plant on it. This plant belonging to the fennel family had many medical uses, but most prized for its effectiveness at birth control. For over 600 years, Silphium provided the women of the ancient world with the power of family planning. Its seed was heart shaped, and most likely the source of our popular image of the heart. It grew only on a small part of Northern Africa near Cyrene and was cultivated to extinction by 1st century AD.
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Ancient Greek coin depicting the miraculous Silphium plant, also known as Silphion or Laser, a now extinct plant species of the genus Ferula. Believed to be a gift from Apollo, it appeared after a heavy rain storm flooded the area, at about the time the city of Kyrene was founded in the seventh century BC. Pliny described it as "one of the most precious gift from Nature to man." The plant reportedly became extinct around the first century A.D.
This is an ancient Greek coin with the image of a Silphium plant on it. This plant belonging to the fennel family had many medical uses, but most prized for its effectiveness at birth control. For over 600 years, Silphium provided the women of the ancient world with the power of family planning. Its seed was heart shaped, and most likely the source of our popular image of the heart. It grew only on a small part of Northern Africa near Cyrene and was cultivated to extinction by 1st century CE.
ANCIENT GREEK COIN (AKRAGAS-ΑΡΜΑΤΟΔΡΟΜΙΑ ΕΞΕΝΤΟΥ ΕΚ ΤΟΥ ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΑ)
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Ancient coins from 500 B.C. will be returned to Greece
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