Why was the bull-leaping fresco made?

Why was the bull-leaping fresco made?

Description. The act of bull-leaping is very significant to Minoan culture for it gives expression to a tension that underlies man's somewhat tenuous mastery of nature. This is reaffirmed each time human triumphs over animal.

Why was the bull-leaping bronze statue made?

Evans was eager to reconstruct the role that the animals might have played in the island's economic and ceremonial life, so he was particularly interested in a discovery - made somewhere else on the island - of a small bronze sculpture of a bull with a figure leaping over it.

When was the Greek Golden Age?

The golden age of Athenian culture is usually dated from 449 to 431 B.C., the years of relative peace between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. After the second Persian invasion of Greece in 479, Athens and its allies throughout the Aegean formed the Delian League, a military alliance focused on the Persian threat.

Why was the Golden Age of Greece called the Golden Age?

The “golden age” of Greece lasted for little more than a century but it laid the foundations of western civilization. The age began with the unlikely defeat of a vast Persian army by badly outnumbered Greeks and it ended with an inglorious and lengthy war between Athens and Sparta.

Why was the golden age called the Golden Age?

The term originated from early Greek and Roman poets, who used it to refer to a time when mankind lived in a better time and was pure (see Golden Age). The ancient Greek philosopher Hesiod introduced the term in his Works and Days, when referring to the period when the "Golden Race" of man lived.

What event immediately preceded the Greek Golden Age?

The first Greek golden age took place after the Greeks defeated the Persians in the early fifth century BCE.

Which civilization came after the Greeks?