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The Myths Of Ancient Greece

The Myths Of Ancient Greece

A long time ago – so long ago that even the time then flew in the opposite direction, on the Balkan Peninsula lived the ancient Greeks, which left the peoples of the world a rich inheritance. It is not only the magnificent buildings, beautiful ancient wall paintings and marble statues, but also great works of literature, as well as, extant, ancient legends the myths of Ancient Greece . reflecting the view of the ancient Greeks about the world and, in General, all the processes occurring in nature and in society. In other words, their worldview and Outlook.

Battle of the gods (History Channel)

Greek mythology has evolved over several centuries, passing from mouth to mouth, from generation to generation. We already got myths in the poetry of Hesiod and Homer . as well as in the works of the Greek dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and others. That’s why they had to collect from a variety of sources.

Mythography appeared in Greece around the 4th century BC these include the Sophist Gippy . and Herodotus of Heraclea . Heraclitus of Pontus, and many others. For example, Dionysius Zamoyski amounted genealogical table and studied the tragic myths.

In the heroic period of the centralization of mythological imagery around the myths associated with the legendary mount Olympus.

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Underground Sevastopol

Underground Sevastopol

Sevastopol – Landscape monuments, Cave city, Cave

Sevastopol is situated on the territory of two ancient cities which are more than two and a half thousand years (Chersonesos, Balaklava).

Numerous caves, formed naturally, thousands of years used by ancient people. They probably found shelter by ancient people, and later the Cimmerians and the Tauri. The first known man-made structures beneath the earth became cave monasteries VII — IX centuries of our era.

From 1783 the construction of the city. Built buildings, docks, berths, roads and underground constructions simultaneously. The Navy needed secure warehouses and a powder magazine. Caves in the rocky banks of the Sevastopol bays was a perfect fit for use, they were deepened and widened, turning them into secure storage naval assets and ammunition.

The Crimean war 1853-1856 gg confirmed the need for underground structures. They were not only warehouses of food and ammunition, but also the perfect refuge for the population and personnel of the troops. By this time, the size of the dungeon exceeded twenty-five thousand square meters. In addition, both the warring sides was carried out so-called mine war. Opponents tried to lay the underground tunnels under fortifications Continue reading

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