The Regions of Ancient Greece

The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1923. University of Texas Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain During the era of Ancient Greece, the boundaries of Greece also included parts of Turkey, Italy, and Sicily. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons On the preceding map, the area around Ephesus, which is across the Aegean Sea from Athens,…

The Iliad: A Story of the Greek Golden Age by James Baldwin – 1927

Baldwin, James. Heroes of the Olden Time: A Story of the Golden Age, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons 1927. HEROES OF THE OLDEN TIME: A STORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE BY JAMES BALDWIN Illustrated by Howard Pyle NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS 1927 COPYRIGHT, 1887, 1888, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY JAMES BALDWIN…

Night Side of Nature

NIGHT-SIDE OF NATURE.   CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. “Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” —1 Corinthians, iii. 16. Most persons are aware that the Greeks and Romans entertained certain notions regarding the state of the soul, or the immortal part of man, after the death…

Great Greek Myths Athena Armed Wisdom 1.10

The gods were both cunning and intelligent. When used together, the two qualities love and hate. Athena was the goddess of wisdom. Zeus’s first wife was Metis. She stood for both truth and cunning. Uranus and Gaia visited Zeus and Metis. They gave a troublesome prediction. Metis would have a son who would surpass his…

Great Greek Myths Daedalus and Icarus 1.9

Even though his father had warned him not to do so, Icarus flew too close to the sun, which melted the wax on his wings. Yet, what kind of father would make a pair of wings for his son and challenge him to rival the flight of birds? Daedalus was a skilled inventor who had…

Great Greek Myths Dionysus An Outsider1.8

Dionysus loved singing and dancing and dressing like a woman. Staff wound with ivy topped by pinecone. Dionysus was always accompanied by a procession. Dionysys didn’t fit it. Nickname he who roars or wild one. Dionysus was the son of Zeus, chief deity of the ancient Greek pantheon, and Semele, a daughter of Cadmus (king of…

Bullfinch’s Mythology

  BULFINCH’S MYTHOLOGY THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES by Thomas Bulfinch [1855]   CHAPTER I. Introduction. CHAPTER II. Prometheus And Pandora. CHAPTER III. Apollo And Daphne- Pyramus And Thisbe- Cephalus And Procris. CHAPTER IV. Juno And Her Rivals, Io And Callisto- Diana And Actaeon- Latona And The Rustics. CHAPTER V….

Great Greek Myths Apollo Shadow and Light 1.7

Apollo god of light ‘ Apollo God of the Sun, the Light, the Music and Prophecy Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. He is the son of ZEUS and the TITAN LETO, and was born…