Divine Gifts

"The herald came near, bringing with him a singer, very trusted, whom the Muse loved exceedingly. She gave him both a good thing and a bad thing. For she took away from him his eyes but gave him the sweetness of song." The gifts of the gods are ambiguous and double-edged. 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