Couple in love from classical mythology

As February the 14th, St Valentine’s Day, approaches we would like to show a ‘couple in love’ from classical mythology.   Psyche and Cupid Psyche was a princess who was so beautiful that she almost overshadowed Aphrodite (called by her Latin name, Venus).  Her admirers worshiped  her and made offerings to her instead of Aphrodite,…

Harvest season

We are still enjoying summer but the calendar is moving to autumn already! Harvest season is coming soon. What was this celebration like in Greece? Olive harvest At the legendary foundation of Athens, two great gods, Poseidon and Athene, competed for the coveted position of patron of the city. It was decreed that whoever donated…

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…