Global Timeline: The World at the time of Ancient Greece
Ever wondered what was happening around the world during the time of Ancient Greece? This video is a visual global timeline which not only takes you through time, but through space! As Homer and Hesiod were composing their epic poetry in...
Caryatid & Ionic Column, Erechtheion, 421-407 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=X872rmThCF8 Caryatid (South Porch) and Ionic Column (North Porch), Erechtheion on the Acropolis, Athens, marble, 421-407 B.C.E. (British Museum, London); Mnesicles may have been the...
The Classical Orders
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=nrRJkzXl4a4 The Classical Orders (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
The Athenian Agora and the experiment in democracy
Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
Virtual Olympia Tour
Virtual Olympia is a region in Second Life based on Olympia, Greece 300BC. This movie is a tour to that sim. Be sure to check it out by following this SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ViRTUAL%20OLYMPiA/196/11/37 All the music in this...
Edward II of England's Capture
A 15th century CE manuscript illustration depicting the arrest in 1327 CE of king Edward II of England (r. 1307-1327 CE) by his wife Isabella of France (b. c. 1289 CE). (National Library of France, Paris)
Architectural Column Orders
An illustration of the evolution of the various architectural column orders and their principal features.
Plan of the Parthenon
A drawing illustrating the floor plan of the Parthenon (447-438 BCE). The number of Doric columns in the outer colonnade (8x17) was unusual for a Greek temple (6x13). The cella contained the 12m high cult statue of Athena and the rear smaller...
An ancient Greek acroterion (akroteria) or architectural ornament made of limestone, which was placed on a flat base and positioned at the top of a building constructed in the classical style. Greece, c. 250 BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
West Pediment, Temple of Zeus, Olympia
The west pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia representing the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs in Thessaly. Symbolic of the greek victory over barbarians or reason over savage nature. Severe style sculpture, c. 460 BCE. Olympia...