Can you command the goddess to sing?
Barry B. Powell reads the first 100 lines of The Iliad by Homer in the original Greek. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of a new free verse translation of The Iliad.
Upper tier : cat with a partridge in her mouth; lower tier: ducks (on the left a male Eurasian Teal, on the right a Common Shelduck), birds, fish and shellfish. Roman mosaic.
Fratelli Alinari: Piazza Bocca della Verità, Rome, 1910.
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Ferdinand Bol, Venus and Adonis, c. 1658
Posted on Thursday, December 12th 2013
Reblogged from Cave to Canvas
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Jacques-Louis David, Mars Being Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces, 1824
Posted on Friday, November 22nd 2013
Reblogged from ArtMastered
Atlas holding up the world in Amsterdam’s magnificent town hall.
Posted on Tuesday, November 19th 2013
Roman Terracotta Sea-encrusted Amphora, Circa 1st-3rd Centuries AD
Love how this functional object has been transform into something so cool and arty.
Long before scientists invented the telescope, literature was already travelling through space. But how do Plato and Lucian of Samosata compare to modern science fiction?
Remains of a Roman Floor Mosaic in Villa Bonnano Park in Palermo, Italy
(via Flickr )