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⚡️La Audacia de Aquiles⚡️


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Jupiter and Europe by Gustave Moreau (1868 “Jupiter and Europe” by Gustave Moreau (1868).

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Zeus was the supreme god in Ancient Greece, the father of the Olympian gods and the ruler of mankind. He was identified with the Roman god Jupiter and associated with other deities, such as the Egyptian god Ammon and the Etruscan god Tinia. 

He was regarded by the Greeks as the god of all natural phenomena on the sky; the personification of the laws of nature; the ruler of the state; and finally, the father of gods and men.

Zeus was the last child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Zeus had five older siblings. Two brothers (Poseidon and Hades), and three sisters (Hestia, Hera and Demeter).

Cronus had learnt that he was destined to be overthrown by his son as he had previously overthrown Uranus, his own father. His wife Rhea, knew that he would kill the baby so…

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Interesting Literature

A summary of T. S. Eliot’s ‘brothel poem’

The figure of Sweeney features in several poems by T. S. Eliot: ‘Sweeney Erect’, ‘Sweeney among the Nightingales’, ‘Mr Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service’ (where we find him in the bath in the final stanza), The Waste Land (where he gets a passing mention), and the play, Sweeney Agonistes, a sort of jazz-drama which Eliot sadly abandoned, though he reprinted two scenes from this experimental piece of modernist theatre in his Collected Poems.

But ‘Sweeney’ makes his debut in ‘Sweeney Erect’, a poem in quatrains which originally appeared in Eliot’s second volume, Poems, in 1919 (reprinted in 1920). You can read ‘Sweeney Erect’ here; what follows are some words by way of analysis about this elusive poem.

It has been speculated that his name may have been inspired by the demon barber of the nineteenth-century penny dreadful, Sweeney Todd…

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Συνέδριο για το φαινόμενο της πειρατείας από τον 15ο ως τον 19ο αιώνα στο Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης
Κουρσάροι στη ΜεσόγειοΣτα αριστερά του πίνακα διακρίνεται ελληνική φελούκα που χρησιμοποιούσαν Ελληνες πειρατές τον 19ο αιώνα.

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«Σκηνές από την Καθημερινή Ζωή στην Αρχαιότητα», τιτλοφορείται η πρώτη παρουσίαση του Μουσείου Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης σε ειδικό εκθεσιακό χώρο του αεροδρομίου η οποία θα διαρκέσει από τις 17 Ιανουαρίου έως τις 30 Απριλίου 2011. Η έκθεση εγκαινιάζει τη συνεργασία του Μουσείου Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης με το Διεθνή Αερολιμένα Αθηνών κατά την οποία θα παρουσιάζονται αποσπάσματα από μεγάλες περιοδικές εκθέσεις ή από τις μόνιμες συλλογές του Μουσείου.

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