Homeric cosmogony. Map of the Earth based on the myths and knowledge of the Ancient Greeks at the time of Homer (1st or 2nd millennium BC). The map shows a flat Earth centred on Greece and the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by a 'River Ocean'. At night, the Sun passes from west to east behind a range of high mountains in the north ('region of the night'). To the south in North Africa, is the 'region of the day'. Other mythological references include the Elysian Fields, the island of the Cyclops, and the entrance to hell. Civilisations (historical and mythological) marked here include: Ethiopians, Libyans, Pygmies, Egyptians, Amazons, Phoenicians, Hyperboreans and Cimmerians. Places include: Thebes, Sparta, Troy, Thrace, Crete and Cyprus. Artwork from Pioneers of Science (Oliver Lodge, 1893).
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Helen of Troy by Matania
Helen of Troy and King Priam watch Paris and Menelaus fight for her sake. Illustration to accompany the first story in a series on 'Famous Women from History' written by Kenneth Bell and illustrated by Fortunino Matania in the newly launched, Britannia and Eve magazine. Date: B.C.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2
Art Greek. Hellenistic. Statue of Lacoon and his sons (Antiphates and Thymbraeus). The sculpture is attributed by three sculptors from the island of Rhodes. Agesander, Athenedores and Polydorus. 2th BC. Detail. Vaticans Museums. Vatican City.
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