Mythical Chronology Limits of the Chart The chart does not establish precise historical dates, but shows the relative position in time of certain legends and characters as may be deduced from the legends themselves. Immortals Among those listed as immortals (the first generations of beings), some have been reported dead: the CYCLOPES, the GIANTS, the Gorgon Medusa 1, Echidna, Orthus, Chimera, the Sphinx and Ladon 4 (see also BESTIARY). The ERINYES, the MELIAD NYMPHS, the GIANTS, and Aphrodite were born as a result of the Castration of Uranus. The immortals are listed in the order of their appearance, according to Hesiod.
How Ancient Greek Statues Really Looked: Research Reveals their Bold, Bright Colors and Patterns "Did they have color in the past?" This question, one often hears, ranks among the darndest things said by kids, or at least kids who have learned a little about history, but not the history of photography. But even the kids who get seriously swept up in stories and images of the past might hold on to the misconception, given how thoroughly time has monochromatized the artifacts of previous civilizations. As much as such precocious youngsters have always learned from trips to the museum to see, for instance, ancient Greek statues, they haven't come away with an accurate impression of how they really looked in their day. Recent research has begun to change that. "To us, classical antiquity means white marble," writes Smithsonian magazine's Matthew Gurewitsch.
The 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers When we hear the word “philosopher,” we tend to think of Ancient Greeks like Socrates or Plato, or perhaps the Frenchman René Descartes, or maybe infamous Germans like Karl Marx or Friedrich Nietzsche. Influential philosophers thus seem to populate the past. But are there any important philosophers living in the world today? We can thank philosophers, both past and present, for a number of our deeply held beliefs. These beliefs dictate how we understand and involve ourselves in the world. Antikythera mechanism: Ancient Greece's astronomy-based clock Though it it seemed to be just a corroded lump of some sort when it was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Greece near Antikythera in 1900, in 1902 archaeologist Valerios Stais, looking at the gear embedded in it, guessed that what we now call the “Antikythera mechanism” was some kind of astronomy-based clock. He was in the minority—most agreed that something so sophisticated must have entered the wreck long after its other 2,000-year-old artifacts. Nothing like it was believed to have existed until 1,500 years later. In 1951, British historian Derek J. de Solla Price began studying the find, and by 1974 he had worked out that it was, in fact, a device from 150 to 100 BC Greece.
The rise and fall and rise of logic The history of logic should be of interest to anyone with aspirations to thinking that is correct, or at least reasonable. This story illustrates different approaches to intellectual enquiry and human cognition more generally. Reflecting on the history of logic forces us to reflect on what it means to be a reasonable cognitive agent, to think properly. Is it to engage in discussions with others? Is it to think for ourselves? Kant's Aesthetics in Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground This paper has been circulated in the Newsletter of the Society for Russian Religious Philosophy, 1, Spring 1995, 11-19. Copyright (c) David A. Goldfarb, 1995. This material is offered here only for personal, classroom and scholarly use, but not for republication. Click on note numbers to jump to the notes.
Guide learn Egyptian Hieroglyphic symbols Rosetta Stone translate To understand is to equal Raphael Early representation As early human settlements developed and were able to support non-agricultural specialization, a method was required to record basic information. Typically this occurred within the frameworks of religion and government.