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Ulysses deliberately chooses the human condition, its suffering and its fragility, to any form of immortality. At each step, he builds this humanity little by little, faithful to himself and to his origins.

Odysseus and the Sirens, Attic Red Figure, Name vase of the Siren Painter. 500 BC - ca.

So many of the  Ancient #GreekPottery treasures are scenes of ancient musical instruments. #Music was considered 'therapia". See and learn more on private #AthensTours by Archaeologous.com (photo by Claire Catacouzinos)

Ancient Greek Musical Instruments

Eos lifting up the body of her son Memnon, c.490-480 BC, signed by Douris  one of the finest cup painters of the early 5th century BCE. Here, he has delicately painted a relatively rare form: a cup with molded decoration on the lip.

Red-figure painting depicting Eos lifting up the body of her son Memnon, BCE, - signed by Douris, one of the finest Greek painters of the early century BCE. Here, he has delicately painted a relatively rare form: a cup with molded decoration on the lip.

Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels: Gulliver in Lilliput. Illustrator V. Karasev.  В. Карасев, Путешествия Гулливера

Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels: Gulliver in Lilliput. Illustrator V. Karasev. В. Карасев, Путешествия Гулливера

10 famous Red-figure pottery of Ancient Greek Ancient Greek vases have been found in the 2nd century B.C. right until the end of the 1st century B.C., when Greek pottery used to be traded from one region of Greece to… Continue Reading →

Leonard Porter Perseus and Andromeda 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Paper 7 x 6 inches. Private Collection, New York, NYWashington, DC

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Greek Vase Painting - Jason and the Argonauts. Detail from an Athenian red figure clay vase.

EROS impulsa el COLUMPIO. En alas del amor se balancea Erígone.

EROS impulsa el COLUMPIO. En alas del amor se balancea Erígone.

Brygos Painter (metade do século V) Sappho and Phaon (470 BC). Vaso grego. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nova York.

historyofworldculture: “Athenian Red-figure kalathos krater depicting Sappho and Alcaeus, BC ”

lionofchaeronea: “Peleus seizes Thetis, who transforms into a lion in an attempt to escape his grasp. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, attributed to the painter Douris; ca. 490 BCE. Found at Vulci; now in the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris. ”

Peleus seizes Thetis, who transforms into a lion in an attempt to escape his grasp. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, attributed to the painter Douris; Found at Vulci; now in the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris.

Orestes kills Aegisthus. (On the left Chrysothemis). Red-figure pelike. Detail. Attic. By the Berlin Painter. Clay. Ca. 500 B.C. Height 35 cm, diameter 27 cm. Inv. No. IV 3725. Vienna, Museum of Art History, Collection of Classical Antiquities.

(On the left Chrysothemis). By the Berlin Painter. IV Vienna, Museum of Art History, Collection of Classical Antiquities

This page explains the use of libations in Hellenismos, the ancient Greek religion.  The page includes commentary regarding different types of libations and the symbolic meaning of various liquids which are offered to Gods, as well as an extensive glossary of ancient Greek words which relate to libations.

This page explains the use of libations in Hellenismos, the ancient Greek religion. The page includes commentary regarding different types of libations and the symbolic meaning of various liquids which are offered to Gods, as well as an extensive glossary of ancient Greek words which relate to libations.