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Art. History. Classical Mythology. Best of Greek & Roman Myths (and a little Near East, too). Often use Greek/Latin spellings interchangeably. 📜🏺⚡️
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Classical Mythology 13h
"Is love so small a pain, do you think, for a woman?" --Medea to Jason, after the murders, in Euripides' "Medea," trans. Rex Warner. "Medea" by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919). Williamson Art Gallery.
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Classical Mythology Dec 11
A victorious Greek charioteer immortalized in bronze. The statue, dedicated to Apollo by Polyzalos of Gela, once stood in a chariot and held a team of horses. The athlete's meander headband was inlaid in silver; the eyes with glass and onyx. ca. 470s BCE. Delphi Museum.
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Classical Mythology Dec 10
Achilles, disguised as a girl, lives with the daughters of King Lycomedes on the island of Skyros after Thetis hears of her son's prophesy and the two fates that await him. 🎨Nicolas Poussin
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Classical Mythology Dec 9
"Landscape of Ancient Greece" (1786) by Pierre Henri de Valenciennes (1750-1819). Oil on canvas; 39 1/2 × 59 5/8 inches (100.3 × 151.4 cm). Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Classical Mythology Dec 7
"I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion is the walled cities of all sea-set Cyprus." --Homeric Hymn 6 to Aphrodite "Roses of Youth" (ca. 1906-1907) by Henrietta Rae (1859–1928). Scarborough Art Gallery
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Classical Mythology Dec 6
"Girl with Lyre" by Leopold Schmutzler (1864–1940).
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Classical Mythology Dec 5
Set, god of chaos, storms & deserts, was the enemy of Osiris, and rival of Horus. He carried a big mace & was noted for his brute strength. Though often dangerous and reckless, he was a defender of Ra. 20 Dyn.,Egyptian Mus.Cairo;18 Dyn. Karnak;12 Dyn.,Cairo
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Classical Mythology Dec 4
William Etty (1787-1849) portrays the Odyssey's sirens as three voluptuous nudes surrounded by the decayed bodies of dead sailors in his painting, "The Sirens and Ulysses"(1837). Etty modeled the dead bodies on real corpses he had sketched in morgues. Manchester Art Gallery
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Classical Mythology Dec 3
Panels from the Ara Pacis Augustae envisioned in color. The Tellus frieze depicts a seated goddess, possibly Pax, Italia, Tellus, Venus, symbolic of fertility & Earth's bounty. The Lupercal frieze recreates Romulus, Remus & the she-wolf. Verdant acanthus leaves swirl below.13-9BC
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Morceaux des Morts Sep 30
Gustave Moreau's symbolist paintings depicting figures from Greek Mythology. 1. Sphinx in a Grotto (Poet, King and Warrior), between 1840 and 1898. 2. Andromeda, between 1867 and 1869. 3. Fall of Phaeton, 1870. 4. Autumn (Dejanira), between 1872 and 1873.
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Classical Mythology Dec 2
Replying to @EPButler
I checked Theoi after consulting more than one classical dictionary/encyclopedia prior to the tweet, & at the time noticed the dichotomy in material. I now see that this"version"is a later edition that still finds its way into published reference collections. Thanks 4 the update.
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Classical Mythology Dec 2
Hebe, daughter of Zeus & Hera, was the goddess of youth and royal cup-bearer to the gods. She was dismissed (or retired) from her office as cup-bearer when she fell down & indecently exposed herself while pouring the gods wine. 🎨Portrait of Miss Mortimer as Hebe
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Classical Mythology Nov 30
Reconstruction of the Acropolis and Areus Pagus in Athens (1846) by German architect, Leo von Klenze (1784-1864)
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Classical Mythology Nov 29
Poseidon's palace was located deep in the sea near Aegae. His prized horses, said to have hooves of bronze and manes of gold, lived here. Waves halted when Poseidon was in his chariot, and sea monsters rose to play near him. Travel of Poseidon by Sea (1894) by Ivan Aivazovsky
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Classical Mythology Nov 27
Broad collar of Senebtisi crafted in turquoise, carnelian, gold, and faience. The falcon heads and leaf pendants (originally gilded plaster), and eyes (originally gilded beads) have been restored. ca. 1850–1775 BCE; Middle Kingdom, ca. Dynasty 12 Tomb of Senwosret The Met
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Classical Mythology Nov 26
Demophon fell in love w/ Thracian princess, Phyllis, on his way home after the Trojan War. They married, but when he didn't return from Athens as promised she killed herself. Some say she was turned into a leafless almond tree that burst into bloom as he embraced it.🎨Burne-Jones
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Classical Mythology Nov 25
A few contemporary illustrations featuring Cerberus for today's theme on canines. 1. Deviantart by llewllew; 2. Edward Kwong; 3. Illustration from The "Last Tape in Hell" by ratherlemony via New Grounds.
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Classical Mythology Nov 23
Sekhmet, Egyptian feline goddess of healing & destruction, was once sent to earth by Ra to punish mankind for sins. Her name comes from sekhem, a primeval power. She was worshiped at Thebes & venerated by pharaohs. Grandiorite,New Kingdom,Dyn.18, 1390–1352 BC,126.6cm H
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Classical Mythology Nov 23
Replying to @vee4vampy
Same. I used to obsessively rent the movie from the local video store as a kid.
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Classical Mythology Nov 21
Greek mythological figures, originally inspired in part by art and artists of the Symbolism & Art Nouveau movements, can be found in Walt Disney's "Fantasia" (1940) during the Pastoral Symphony sequence of the film.
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