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Hermes fastening his sandal, so-called “Cincinnatus.” Pentelic marble. Roman copy of the 2nd cent. CE after a Greek original by Lysippos of the 4th century BCE. Paris, Louvre Museum.

Hermes fastening his sandal, so-called “Cincinnatus. Roman copy of the century CE after a Greek original by Lysippos of the century BCE.

Antiochus III Louvre, Paris

Entering the century, the Seleucid Empire had for king Antiochus III the Great. He died in 187 BCD and his son, Antiochus IV Epiphanes will play a major role during the events of the century BCE.

Herodes Atticus, wealthy Greek aristocrat, sophist, prominent citizen, Senator, Roman bust (marble), 2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Herodes Atticus, wealthy Greek aristocrat, sophist, prominent citizen, Senator, Roman bust (marble), 2nd century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) with flower, Late Helladic IIIB1, ca. 1300–1225 B.C., Mycenaean.

Terracotta kylix (drinking cup) with flower, Late Helladic ca BC, Mycenaean.

Mycenaean chalice (goblet), c. 1400-1100 BC:

Mycenaean chalice (goblet), c. BC Perfect to pour the water from the fountain of youth

Kylix  Period: Cypro-Archaic I Date: ca. 750–600 B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Terracotta

Angular form with bands and a bold lotus design in black and red. The decoration and shape of this kylix exemplify Cypriot ceramics from the Cypro-Archaic I period.

Stemmed cup decorated with stylized flower.

Terracotta Kylix (tall drinking cup) high and in diameter ( 7 inch.) Mycenaean culture, Late Helladic IIIB Period, ca.

Marine Style Ceramics of the Cretan-Minoan Neopalatial Period (ca 1650-1450 BC) Arch. Museum

Marine Style Ceramics of the Cretan-Minoan Neopalatial Period (ca BC) Arch.

Clay double jug and handled cups with decoration of crocus flowers and scale pattern." Poros, Herakleion, Crete, Greece. Neopalatial. 15CBC.  Now in the collection of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Herakleion, Crete, Greece.

Clay double jug and handled cups with decoration of crocus flowers and scale…

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