Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E.
Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E., bronze, 2.09 m high, Early Classical (Severe Style), recovered from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision, Greece (National Archaeological Museum, Athens) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker...
The day the Greeks invented vowels - History of Writing Systems #8 (The Alphabet)
Your vowels were invented in Greece, giving birth to the first "true" alphabet. Watch as your new toga-clad friend turns your consonant abjad into a consonant-vowel alphabet. It's such a useful mapping of letters to sounds that neighbor...
Making Greek Vases
In ancient Greece, the phrase "to make pottery" meant to work hard. While all Greek pottery was made by similar methods, the pottery techniques of Athens are especially well understood. The typical Athenian pottery workshop was a small establishment...
Iktinos and Kallikrates, The Parthenon, 447 - 432 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=tWDflkBZC6U Iktinos and Kallikrates (Phidias directed the sculptural program), Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, 447 - 432 B.C.E. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Women & The Family - Ancient Greek Society 08
Ancient Greek women had very different outcomes in life depending on where they were born, and the class they were born into. Some could be isolated, valued only for their ability to bear children. Some could be prostititutes ...and others...
The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5
In which John compares and contrasts Greek civilization and the Persian Empire. Of course we're glad that Greek civilization spawned modern western civilization, right? Maybe not. From Socrates and Plato to Darius and Xerxes, John explains...
A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-athenian-robert-garland It’s 427 BCE, and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient...
The Ancient Greeks: Crucible of Civilization - Episode 3: Empire of the Mind
EPISODE 3: EMPIRE OF THE MIND The final segment describes how Athens, at the height of her glory, engaged in a suicidal conflict with her greatest rival, Sparta. Through the eyes of Socrates, Athens' first philosopher, viewers see the tragic...
Charioteer of Delphi, c. 478-474 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=A-Q79HlORtM Charioteer of Delphi, c. 478-474 B.C.E., bronze (lost wax cast) with silver, glass and copper inlay, 1.8 m high (Delphi Archaeological Museum) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris...
Map of Archaic Greece
A map of the political structure of Greece in the Archaic Age (ca. 750 - 490 BC).