Greek Colonization in Italy

Inspired by the special exhibition called Sicily: Culture and Conquest at the British Museum, I want to show some images which represent how the ancient Greeks succeeded in expanding their territory through Southern Italy. Paestum, southern Italy By the seventh century BC general Greek cities were experiencing a number of problems. Over-population and lack of access…

Athenian Democracy

London Mayoral election will take place in May, followed by Referendum on Membership of EU in the UK in June. This month we want to show images related to politics from the ancient Greece. Democracy The invention of democracy is among the most significant legacies bequeathed by ancient Athens to the later world. However, it…

Women in History II: Ancient Greek Poetess – Sappho

Turning to Ancient Greek civilisation we find a different expression of woman’s identity. Sappho is an iconic figure, a Greek poetess from the Ancient World who has inspired and fascinated subsequent generations. Inevitably, it is partly through the testimony of men that we know of her greatness: Plato, for instance, heralds her genius. Much of…