Posts Tagged by chariot racing
|July 9, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured||
I used to be an apobatēs of sorts. It was a horseless chariot I rode in, but it had plenty of horsepower. Thirty years ago I would ride the public buses that ploughed the streets of Karachi to get to and from school, carrying on my shoulders a heavy bag laden with books filled with solid knowledge.
These ‘chariot’ buses of Karachi were lovingly adorned by their owners with decoration, ablaze like polished bronze in the sun Read more…
|November 5, 2015||Filled under Featured, Gallery||
This gallery displays different means of transportation used by the Ancient Greeks: chariots, horses, ships.
Chariot were also associated with funerals. In the following passage, Achilles is honoring Patroklos.
But Achilles would not let the Myrmidons go, and spoke to his brave comrades saying, “Myrmidons, famed horsemen and my own trusted friends, not yet, I say, let us unyoke, but with horse and chariot draw near to the body and mourn Patroklos, in due honor to the dead.” Read more…
|March 18, 2014||Filled under Featured, In Focus|
|326 I [= Nestor] will tell you [= Antilokhos] a sign [sēma], a very clear one, which will not get lost in your thinking. |327 Standing over there is a stump of deadwood, a good reach above ground level. |328 It had been either an oak or a pine. And it hasn’t rotted away from […] Read more…