Gallery

Gallery | Amazons

An alternative ending to the Iliad reads "and then an Amazon came...". Achilles will fall in love with that Amazon—Penthesileia. Hector had married Andromache, who has an Amazonian name. And Herakles and Theseus fought Amazons. In this Gallery we will look at visual representations of Amazons. Read more

Gallery: Athletes in action

To tie in with this month's Book Club readings which include the Epinician Odes of Bacchylides, this Gallery features some ancient Greek artworks featuring the kinds of athletic contests celebrated in the poems. These contests seem to have been a favorite subject in the visual as well as the verbal arts from the earliest periods. Read more

Gallery | Hector The Protector

We published a Gallery about Achilles last month, so we now are doing one depicting this other hero, Hector. Who is Hector? He has the reputation of a protector of his city Troy and his people. He is also equal to Zeus in mêtis. Read more

Gallery | Odyssey 22: The Slaying of the Suitors

One of the study groups has been working on Odyssey 22, and in December 2020 Kosmos Society performed it as one of the groups taking part in the Reading Greek Tragedy Online: Odyssey ’Round the World event. This Gallery features some visual depictions of this episode, also known as the Mnēstērophoníā, or Slaying of the Suitors. Read more