Gallery

Gallery: Jewels and Precious Objects

This Gallery is going to show you some jewels and some precious ornements or objects. The pictures were taken at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In this passage, when Hera wants to seduce Zeus, she goes to her room to prepare herself. Earrings are part of her attire. "... she fastened it [her robe] about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girded herself with a girdle… Read more

Gallery: Tragedy in Visual Art

In this Gallery we are going to the theater. My featured picture is one of Aphrodite, because she is at the root of the war of Troy and we see her often in Greek tragedies. Love is often present in dramas and the cause of many deaths. "Powerful among mortals am I and not without reputation, I am called the goddess Kypris even in heaven. And those who dwell within… Read more

Gallery: Egypt in the Louvre

This Gallery will take you to Egypt, where Helen was supposed to be during the Trojan War according to Euripides. “These are the lovely pure streams of the Nile, which waters the plain and lands of Egypt, fed by white melting snow instead of rain from heaven. Proteus was king of this land when he was alive, living on the island of Pharos and lord of Egypt” Read more

Gallery: Mesopotamia in the Louvre

Herodotus is fascinating, and I have dreamed of Mesopotamia many times while reading his chapters about it. This gallery is going to take you through the rooms dedicated to Mesopotamia in the Louvre. Herodotus writes about Babylon, and Hit, a city near the Euphrates River in his Histories. Read more

Gallery: Clothes, Warriors, and Weapons

We have had many wonderful discussions about clothes and weapons. Here are two words from the Forum discussion about clothes and armor: κυνέη [kuneē], 'greaves' and θώραξ [thōrax], ‘breastplate’. In the Gallery below, there is a picture of Pericles with a helmet. It is said that he always wore a helmet because his head had a strange shape. Read more