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Cratinus was a highly successful writer of Attic Old Comedy. Little is known about Cratinus' life, however from references by later writers we know that he lived to be around 100 years old.Cratinus was credited with nine victories: six first places at the City Dionysia and three first places at the Lenaia (Athenian religious festivals.) Cratinus was thought to have written around twenty-one plays, according to the Suda (a Byzantine encyclopedia). (Info by James Lloyd) --AHE

Cratinus was a highly successful writer of Attic Old Comedy. Little is known about Cratinus' life, however from references by later writers we know that he lived to be around 100 years old.Cratinus was credited with nine victories: six first places at the City Dionysia and three first places at the Lenaia (Athenian religious festivals.) Cratinus was thought to have written around twenty-one plays, according to the Suda (a Byzantine encyclopedia). (Info by James Lloyd) --AHE

the Tower of the Winds because of the relief carvings of the eight winds near its top, this marbel tower, built in the first century BC, contained the clock which ran on water from the Acropolis spring. It was located in the Roman agora.

the Tower of the Winds because of the relief carvings of the eight winds near its top, this marbel tower, built in the first century BC, contained the clock which ran on water from the Acropolis spring. It was located in the Roman agora.

The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major theatre in Athens, built at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis. Dedicated to Dionysus, the god of plays and wine (among other things), the theatre could seat as many as 17,000 people with excellent acoustics, making it an ideal location for ancient Athens' biggest theatrical celebration, the Dionysia.

Theatre of Dionysos Eleuthereus

The Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus is a major theatre in Athens, built at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis. Dedicated to Dionysus, the god of plays and wine (among other things), the theatre could seat as many as 17,000 people with excellent acoustics, making it an ideal location for ancient Athens' biggest theatrical celebration, the Dionysia.

Mycenae  - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.  From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Mycenae - Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. From the hill on which the palace was located, one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf.

Bronze figurine of a Retiarius gladiator (net fighter) 1st - 2nd century AD. (British Museum)

Bronze figurine of a Retiarius gladiator (net fighter) 1st - 2nd century AD. (British Museum)

Esquilo fue un dramaturgo griego. Es considerado el representante de la tragedia griega. Nació en Eleusis, Ática. Pertenecía a una noble. Sus principales obras fueron Los persas, Los siete contra Tebas, Las suplicantes, Orestíada que comprende: Agamenón, Las coéforas, Las euménides  Dos de sus citas más célebres son "Hombre no afortunado aquel que de nadie es envidiado." y "La verdad es la primera víctima de la guerra."

Esquilo fue un dramaturgo griego. Es considerado el representante de la tragedia griega. Nació en Eleusis, Ática. Pertenecía a una noble. Sus principales obras fueron Los persas, Los siete contra Tebas, Las suplicantes, Orestíada que comprende: Agamenón, Las coéforas, Las euménides Dos de sus citas más célebres son "Hombre no afortunado aquel que de nadie es envidiado." y "La verdad es la primera víctima de la guerra."

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