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A ceramic centaur figurine from Lefkandi is one of the most recognizable artifacts from Early Iron Age Greece. But can it be identified as one of the earliest depictions of Chiron, the mythical teacher of heroes? A new article by @matthewlloyd85.
Somehow I have passed 1,500 followers. I would do a '1,500 things about the ancient world' post, but I am not sure I know that many things!
Instead, a random fact: 1,500 is the number of Athenian hoplites originally sent on the Sicilian expedition (Thuc. 6.43).
Tag Archives: Xenophon
A review of a great book, which covers a fascinating period of ancient Spartan history: its decline. Godfrey Hutchinson, Sparta: Unfit for Empire, (Barnsley, 2014) The Spartan period of dominance in Greece (the hegemony c.404-371 BCE) has attracted a lot … Continue reading
Just a short note that I have a new blog up on the IRIS online site. It is about the seemingly similar views we hold with our ancient Greek counterparts concerning makeup and beauty: View here There are some big … Continue reading