A collaborative blog among students from Spain, Italy, France and Germany

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Cyclop

In Greek mythology, the cicoples have a huge eye in the middle of the forehead.
The ciclops bodies had stout and strong, frightened people
They ate men and women, so they lived apart from the rest of the world.
is often represented with a mallet as a weapon



Neoclasiccal Monuments

La Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando played a key role in disseminating the principles of classical art and was responsible for training the artists.
Hercules fragrance to make people macho
Francesco Margarone and Alessandro Barilla

Medusa's Bed head

Giulia Giuffrida e Martina Spampinato


Paris,the city you have always dreamt of!

Dioscorides (Collaboration)

Francisco Cortés Gabaudán is Professor of Greek at the University of Salamanca. His main research interests are: Greek Rhetoric, Oratory, Historiography, Medicine, Etymology of scientific vocabulary. It is responsible for institutional page of the Department of Classical and Indo-Europea Philology, at the University of Salamanca. He is also known for his medical-biological Dictionary (historical and etymological) from helenismus. With this post we can understand the relationship between the world of plants with the classical world.

The treatise on medicinal remedies who wrote the greek Dioscorides in the s. I a.C. is one of the most influential works in scientific culture from ancient times to the development of modern science from s. XVI. The current reader's attention is caught by its strictly scientific writting.

It is a single drug product inventory, listing its therapeutic properties without mixing each other. Most of them are of plant origin, but there are also animal or mineral. It is of great interest the botanical description which is made for easier recognition of these plants, supported with images, so this is an antecedent of printed herbarium necessary to the development of modern botany since s. XVI.

On the left, image of the opium poppy in the manuscript of Dioscorides (Salamanca, s. XV). The image of the same plant in a modern treatise.

A sample chapter of the 957 that make up the work: Honeysuckle.

The leaves are similar to ivy, but smaller, the stems are fat, knotty, they are curled up in the adjacent trees in a spiral way, white, sweet-smelling flowers. Its fruit is like the berry of clusters, similar to the ivy, soft, mildly pungent taste, viscous. They grow in steep areas.

If you drink their fruit in the amount of one drachma (4.3 gr.) with two ciatus (90 cc.) of white wine for 40 daysand your spleen is reduced. You can drink also for orthopnea (difficulty breathing in a different position than up); If you drink it, you remove waste of labor.

Images of honeysuckle (left the manuscript of Salamanca, right in a current treatise).

Francisco Cortés Gabaudán
Professor of Greek. University of Salamanca

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Evaluation Survey

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Theseus and the Minotaure

This is the famous story of Theseus. He leaves Athens to go to Crete, where the Minotaure asks the tribute of 7 young women and 7 young men from Athens every year. Theseus has to figth against the monster to make his town free. Ariadne, daughter of the Cretan king, will help him to go out of the labyrinth where the Minotaure lives. The hero will kill him and thanks to Ariadne will find the exit. The girl will leave Crete with Theseus, but Dionysos will rape her, because he loves her.

Popeye tells his nephews the story of Hercules.

A video inspired to the myth of Persphone and her abduction in Underground

Monday, April 26, 2010

The new Swiss watch: ¡EFESTO!

Efesto: The new Swiss watch with the most perfect machinery of the market. Efesto attracts you, Efesto forges your soul with blazing fire.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nemo perfectus est!

Would you be able to play this famous scene... in Latin?

Friday, April 23, 2010


Lutezia...tuorum somnorum urbs

Top ten myth creature


Cerberus is an intense B&M out-and-back-twister hyper coaster reaching a maximum height of 216 feet and a top speed of 77mph. With two twister sections in the front and back, Cerberus also combines six airtime hills, including a double-up airtime hill, into its 5,061 foot long track. Cerberus produces ejector airtime exceeding -1.0G in seven locations, including all six airtime hills, as well as the hop-onto-brakes. In addition to the intense ejector airtime all hill bottoms and two helices produce 4.0-4.5G.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Answers to Mystery 9

Lucrezia Rujub solved "Who's Who Mystery":

the first is ACHILLES
the second is POLYPHEMUS
the third is YCARUS




Saturday, April 17, 2010

Clepsidra (ET-cameo)

José Luis Cebollada Gracia, Etwinning Prize 2010 with his magnificent project Creative Commons, is currently working on a site for the promotion of Sciences called Science Alive. This site will soon get a magazine to show its work in a lasting way, and its name is close to the classical: Clepsidra.

As José Luis says, Verba volant, Scripta manent...

Nubes: Clouds (Collaboration)

Margalida Capellà Soler develops a superb blog, El Fil de les Clàssiques, awarded con several prizes, among others with Premi Espiral d’Edublogs 2009. We
asked her a small contribution to our project on classical references. And she offers us this splendid presentation about clouds.

Thank you, Margalida. We are on cloud nine!!!

Pulcherrima es (You're beautiful James Blunt)

Could you sing this famous song... in Latin?

Eratosthenes' measuring (ET- cameo)

Juan Luis Salguero Rodríguez, Etwinning Prize 2010, shows us a piece of his wonderful work "Maths and Earth", related (what else?) with classical world: Measuring and calculating Earth's circumference.

Is it possible to calculate Earth radius 200 years B.C.? Yes! It was done by Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer:
Eratosthenes. We decided to repeat the experience made over 2000 years ago.
We were inspired by Spanish teacher who looked for partners to such measuring on the first day of spring, 20th March.
You can see this project clicking here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

rejuvenating cream


if you want to get the face of the goddess Juventa buy our cream on sale in pharmacies

If you feel exhausted by work or by so many things you have to do during the day, nothing like a good night's sleep to feel renewed the next morning. A few hours of sleep a night and relax not only be projected in your mind, but a face full of freshness and youth.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This drink can make you fall asleep and then perhaps you can dream about ancient myths.

Realized by Nuria and Víctor, from IES COTES BAIXES

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The thirdh version of "In Schola quando sumus"

Here I present the third version of the song "In Schola quando sumus. It's a rap version, I am the creator, Chema Taker.I just hope you like it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tandem (ET-cameo)

Claire Chevalier shows us her beautiful Etwinning video winner 2010 "Before- After". She has worked with Rogelio Martínez del Oro in this excited project.

The Latin scholars of Hellin (IES Melchor de Macanaz) and Auray (Lycée Benjamin Franklin) quickly made a video to represent their partnership "Tandem" and participate in European competition etwinning.
One hundred and fifteen videos have been proposed. "Tandem" is one of three videos selected for the opening of the eTwinning annual conference held in Seville on February 5. Three minutes to play on the contrast of ancient and modern world ...

Clic on image.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Latin Alphabet (ET- cameo)

Rogelio Martínez del Oro, Etwinning Prize 2008, shows us his wonderful work with students, "Abecedario Latino" (Latin Alphabet).

The main objective of this project was to raise awareness of common roots inherited from Greco-Latin antiquity, and to promote intercultural dialogue. Students understook the language of their foreign partners to co-produce an illustrated alphabet of common names and proper names of Roman civilization.

The tapestry “Tarquinius Priscus” (Collaboration)

We also asked personalities from Culture to give their two cents to our project on classical references. José Ángel Rivera de las Heras, Director of the Cathedral Museum of Zamora, explains the magnificent tapestry “Tarquinius Priscus”.

The Cathedral Museum of Zamora has a tapestry dedicated to Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (616-578 BC), fifth king of Rome. Measuring more than four meters high and eight and a half meters wide, the piece was woven of wool and silk in Arras, Brussels or Tournai sometime between 1475 and 1485. It is inspired by The History of Rome by Titus Livius. There are three sections and four narrative passages.

In the first part we see Lucius and his wife Tanaquil who are travelling toward Rome with their attendants. We can make out the city walls in the distance. An eagle flying above Janiculum Hill snatches the hat off of Lucius’ head, only to return it following a quick turnabout. Tanaquil interprets the event as a sign of her husband’s future coronation.

The central scene focuses on the coronation of Lucius as king of the Romans, under the name of Tarquinius Priscus. Tarquinius himself, now king, appears in the scene as he inspects the construction of the city walls and waterworks.

In the third section we see one of the battles waged against the people of Latium, in which Tarquinius, mounted upon a white steed, is victorious.

The upper part of the tapestry features three Latin inscriptions in gothic lettering, which describe the events pictured here.

José Ángel Rivera de las Heras
Director of the Cathedral Museum of Zamora