History Main / AncientGreece

6th Jan '16 4:22:31 PM hamza678
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* GalleySlave: Subverted. Nobody put slaves on an oar if they could help it, that was a development of the Renaissance; they weren't reliable or skilled enough (proper oarsmanship and fitness was more difficult than one might think) and local custom made them less easy then freemen to dismiss after hostilities. Moreover there were usually enough poor around who were desperate for work. If a navy was pressed so hard that it stooped to using slaves it would purchase and manumit them.

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* GalleySlave: SlaveGalley: Subverted. Nobody put slaves on an oar if they could help it, that was a development of the Renaissance; they weren't reliable or skilled enough (proper oarsmanship and fitness was more difficult than one might think) and local custom made them less easy then freemen to dismiss after hostilities. Moreover there were usually enough poor around who were desperate for work. If a navy was pressed so hard that it stooped to using slaves it would purchase and manumit them.
6th Nov '15 12:52:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - Abrax even becomes a slave and has to work building the Parthenon and in the Athenian silver mines.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar.UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - Abrax even becomes a slave and has to work building the Parthenon and in the Athenian silver mines.
2nd Nov '15 2:26:55 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'': Volumes 5-7, at any rate.
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* ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'': ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'': Volumes 5-7, at any rate.
3rd May '15 6:34:59 PM nombretomado
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* ClassicalMythology
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* ClassicalMythologyMyth/ClassicalMythology
18th Apr '15 12:36:35 PM Prinzenick
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[[folder: Western Animation]] * The setting of the [[Creator/VanBeurenStudios Cubby Bear cartoon]] "Fiddlin' Fun" is in times of Ancient Greece, with Cubby participating in a chariot race. [[/folder]]
12th Apr '15 1:22:39 PM TVRulezAgain
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* MaryRenault's mature period novels.
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* MaryRenault's Creator/MaryRenault's mature period novels.

* ''OverTheWineDarkSea'': Hellenistic period.
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* ''OverTheWineDarkSea'': ''Literature/OverTheWineDarkSea'': Hellenistic period.
16th Mar '15 9:06:40 PM jormis29
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In fact, this picture is a [[AnachronismStew blend]] of two distinct periods; mythical Greece, conventionally said to end with the TrojanWar around 1000BC, and classical Greece, home to the first philosophers. The "classical Greece" period itself tends to [[CulturalBlending blend cultures]] that evolved and combined over the course of many centuries. While Athens at one time pulled the city-states together for defense against Persia, and both Sparta and Athens were heads of large military unions at one time or another, Greece never had a monolithic culture any more than the NATO block or Europe; it was the sum of the cultures of many independent city-states, each with its own culture, religion and calendar, all ultimately blended together in the giant food processor of history. If you were to visit the Balkan Peninsula in, say, Pythagoras' day, you'd find that religious practices and social mores varied heavily depending on what city you were in. Nonetheless, it's been suggested that the Ancient Greeks in general did see themselves as such, in a manner not too dissimilar to what's now called nationalism.
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In fact, this picture is a [[AnachronismStew blend]] of two distinct periods; mythical Greece, conventionally said to end with the TrojanWar UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar around 1000BC, and classical Greece, home to the first philosophers. The "classical Greece" period itself tends to [[CulturalBlending blend cultures]] that evolved and combined over the course of many centuries. While Athens at one time pulled the city-states together for defense against Persia, and both Sparta and Athens were heads of large military unions at one time or another, Greece never had a monolithic culture any more than the NATO block or Europe; it was the sum of the cultures of many independent city-states, each with its own culture, religion and calendar, all ultimately blended together in the giant food processor of history. If you were to visit the Balkan Peninsula in, say, Pythagoras' day, you'd find that religious practices and social mores varied heavily depending on what city you were in. Nonetheless, it's been suggested that the Ancient Greeks in general did see themselves as such, in a manner not too dissimilar to what's now called nationalism.

* Creator/TerryPratchett 's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' and ''Discworld/SmallGods'' both feature Ephebe, an AffectionateParody of Athens and her philosophers, while ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'' (as well as the videogame ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'') touches on the TrojanWar.
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* Creator/TerryPratchett 's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' and ''Discworld/SmallGods'' both feature Ephebe, an AffectionateParody of Athens and her philosophers, while ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'' (as well as the videogame ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'') touches on the TrojanWar.UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
12th Feb '15 2:42:07 AM Menshevik
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* ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - on of the Abrafaxe even becomes a slave and has to work in the Athenian silver mines.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - on of the Abrafaxe Abrax even becomes a slave and has to work building the Parthenon and in the Athenian silver mines.
12th Feb '15 2:39:31 AM Menshevik
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* * ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/Die Abrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - on of the Abrafaxe even becomes a slave and has to work in the Athenian silver mines.
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* * ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/Die Abrafaxe [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - on of the Abrafaxe even becomes a slave and has to work in the Athenian silver mines.
12th Feb '15 2:38:41 AM Menshevik
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* * ''ComicBook/{{Mosaik}}'' No. 218-233 sees the [[ComicBook/Die Abrafaxe Abrafaxe]] in Athens, Delphi and elsewhere on the eve of ThePeloponnesianWar. They meet Alcibiades, Socrates and Sophocles, but it is not all wine and roses - on of the Abrafaxe even becomes a slave and has to work in the Athenian silver mines.
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