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Ancient Greece:  circa 1,000 - 500 BCE

Page history last edited by Judy S. Nelson 4 years, 5 months ago

 

Thursday the 15th Sub Plans:   Bethany Hughes Helen of Troy video

 

Virtual Tour - Ancient Greek Art and Artifacts (360')

 

Starting point for POI:  http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/AncientGreekLanguage/

 

 

Kritos and Kouros

Greek City States - circa 480 BCE

 

Read the following Greek Myths from World Mythology:  Ages of Man, Demeter and Persephone, Lycaon, Rebirth.

Then watch the following ABC short:  Ballard and the Flood  text of article  Zeus and the Flood

 

Greek Text Observations       Sample answer sheet:  Greek Text observations

Video - Creation of the Greek world

note the violence of the Titans that shaped the planet, the onus against cannibalism, the war between gods that we see 

reflected in multiple creation myths across cultures.  

 

Dying Niobid

"Dying Niobid." Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici Di Roma. Archeological Museum of Rome, 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.

 

 

Compare statuary to Baroque period:  Bernini/ the Basilica, St. Peters

 

Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Theresa, 1647-52 (Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1645-52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome)

 

This is her description of the event that Bernini depicts:

Beside me, on the left, appeared an angel in bodily form.... He was not tall but short, and very beautiful; and his face was so aflame that he appeared to be one of the highest rank of angels, who seem to be all on fire.... In his hands I saw a great golden spear, and at the iron tip there appeared to be a point of fire. This he plunged into my heart several times so that it penetrated to my entrails. When he pulled it out I felt that he took them with it, and left me utterly consumed by the great love of God. The pain was so severe that it made me utter several moans. The sweetness caused by this intense pain is so extreme that one cannot possibly wish it to cease, nor is one's soul content with anything but God. This is not a physical but a spiritual pain, though the body has some share in it—even a considerable share.

Saint Teresa describes her intensely spiritual experience in very physical, even sexual terms. 

 

Source:  Zucker, Dr. Stephen, and Dr. Beth Harris. "Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Teresa." Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. Khan Academy, 05 Dec. 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.

 

 

 

First paragraph of the Iliad:  3 translations.  Note the changes in the first word/ phrase.

The Iliad in Greek.  Click on the first word:  what is it?

Trojan War summary

 

 

Gender roles:  Women in Greek/ Athenian society

Children in Ancient Greece - boys v girls

 

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