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This artifact is an audio recording of Christopher Proctor demonstrating the sound of the Greek language as it was used during the Hellenistic Period. This late form of Ancient Greek is known as Koine, or, Common Greek, and was the language in which…

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This video depicts a funerary lekythos, a vessel used to offer wine and olive oil to the deceased. Lekythoi are similar to other amphorae, but their main distinguishing characteristic was the alabaster color of the vessels surface. This artifact is…

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The Horologion Aerides, or, The Tower of the Winds was built by the Macedonian scholar, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, in 50 BCE. The structure acted as one of the central timepieces (i.e. a water-clock) for Athens in the first century BCE. It was…

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This photograph depicts the Horologion Aerides, or, The Tower of the Winds. Built by the Macedonian scholar, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, in 50 BCE, the structure acted as one of the central timepieces (i.e. a water-clock) for Athens in the first century…

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This photograph depicts a detail view of the remaining columns of a megalithic temple dedicated to Zeus as the King of the Olympians. Located not far from the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, construction on this temple began in 520 BCE under…

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This photograph depicts the remaining columns and base of a megalithic temple dedicated to Zeus as the King of the Olympians. Located not far from the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, construction on this temple began in 520 BCE under the…

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This photograph of the Straights of Salamis was taken from Piraeus, Greece. The Straights of Salamis was the site of the famous navel battle between a loose confederation of ancient Greek city-states (commanded by the Athenian, Themistocles) and the…

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This photograph depicts the Telesterion, the ancient temple dedicated to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone. Located in Eleusis, Greece, the Telesterion was home to one of the most popular Mystery Cults of the ancient Greco-Roman world: i.e. the…

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This photograph depicts the Kallichoron, or, the Well Around Which to Dance. According to the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, this well, located in Eleusis, Greece, is the spot where Demeter stopped to rest and weep after the abduction of her daughter,…

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This photograph shows the ruins of the Ploutonion, a temple dedicated to the god of the underworld, Hades. Classical beliefs prevented the Greeks from referring to Hades by his proper name, so the alias, "Pluto," meaning "Wealth," was used in its…
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