Posts Tagged by Naxos
|June 10, 2020||Filled under Featured, History||
In 478 BCE, after Pausanias had been recalled from Byzantion, the leadership of the Hellenic League was taken over by the Athenian Kimon II. The remaining members of the Hellenic League, assembled in a council on Delos, decided to form an alliance led by Athens. The objective of this newly formed Delian League was the continuation of the counter-attack against the Persians, clearing the Aegean Sea of pirates, securing Athenian access through the Hellespont and Bosporus, and to further avenge the wrongs that the Persians had done to them. Read more…
|July 28, 2015||Filled under Featured, Texts, Translation|
In this passage by Nonnos, Ariadne has been deserted on Naxos by the hero Theseus. As she lies on the lonely shore sleeping, she is discovered by the god Dionysus who transfigures the human woman into the goddess that defines Ariadne.
“Bacchus [=Dionysus] now leaving Ilissos’ honey-sweet watercourse [in Attica], comes in joyous procession with his reveling troop to the vine-clad island of Naxos.” Read more…