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London: Nereid Monument

The ancient capital city of the Lycian Federation was Xanthos, now in modern day Turkey. The Nereid Monument was built for the Lycian ruler Erbinna with its name deriving from the sea nymph (Nereids) statues placed between the columns of the tomb. 42 more words

Artefacts

Arrival of study materials (A275 Reading classical Greek)

It’s been a strange old day. I logged into Facebook this morning, to see people posting that the dispatch date for our module materials had moved from 22nd August 2014 to 2nd September 2015. 212 more words

University

Diamond mine

Are you an ancient Greek or Roman—a matron, priestess, amazon, sorceress, slave or goddess? If so, I urge you to trash every system-layered, flexi-skirted toga you ever bought and replace them with mesh dresses from Collabor88. 305 more words

Second Life Fashion

“Moreover, the very men who take care of public affairs look after their own at the same time; and even those who are devoted to their own businesses know enough about their city’s affairs.

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Ancient Greek

Thanatology

Thanatology is a modern term for the scientific study of death, first coined in the early 20th century.[1] At around the same time, the variety of cultural responses to the universal human experience of death became a topic of great interest to sociologists and anthropologists, including Émile Durkheim, Robert Hertz and Arnold van Gennep. 2,042 more words

Ancient Greek

Introduction

Death may be inevitable but it is never indifferent, and not all deaths are equal. In antiquity, Greeks and Romans clearly judged some deaths as noble or disgraceful, natural or unnatural, tragic or blessed. 500 more words

Ancient Greek

Art is an Adventure

I have no natural aptitude for drawing. Conversely, I have been writing creatively since about the age of 8 or 9. I have a natural ability for writing. 257 more words