The Classical World

A place to relax and enjoy all things ancient Greek and Roman, presided over by an enthusiast of the Classics.

archaicwonder:

Greek Drachm from Rhodes, Caria,  Artemon the Magistrate c. 188-170 BC
Radiate head of Helios right. On the reverse, a rose with bud to right; ARTEMΩN above, crown of Isis to lower left; all within incuse square.
The sun god Helios was worshipped locally in Rhodes and the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was actually a statue of Helios.

archaicwonder:

Greek Drachm from Rhodes, Caria,  Artemon the Magistrate c. 188-170 BC

Radiate head of Helios right. On the reverse, a rose with bud to right; ARTEMΩN above, crown of Isis to lower left; all within incuse square.

The sun god Helios was worshipped locally in Rhodes and the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was actually a statue of Helios.

ancientpeoples:

Tile antefix
Roman Britain, 2nd-3rd century ADFrom Holt, Clwyd
This object was one of a row of ornate terminals set along the eaves of a tiled roof. It was made in the tilery of the Roman army’s 20th legion, whose emblem of a wild boar decorates the plaque.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Tile antefix

Roman Britain, 2nd-3rd century AD
From Holt, Clwyd

This object was one of a row of ornate terminals set along the eaves of a tiled roof. It was made in the tilery of the Roman army’s 20th legion, whose emblem of a wild boar decorates the plaque.

Source: British Museum

Okay!

The votes are in and it looks like the commemorative post for my getting 4,000 followers will be translations by yours truly!

So send in your favorite lines or any bits of ancient Greek/Latin you fancy (no more than 10 lines each please) and I’ll translate the first ten submissions in my asks by the end of next week.

Have a great weekend, and thanks as always for being such wonderful followers :)

mini-girlz:

Statuette of an Enthroned Figure
1st century A.D.
Roman
Bronze, silver inlay
15.5 x 8.1 x 9.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
This statuette is thought to depict Concordia, the Roman personification of harmony, one of the four principal virtues of the Roman Empire. Concordia sits on a high-backed throne and wears an ornamental headband, a long tunic tied above her waist, and a cloak, which drapes over her left shoulder and lap. The figure likely held a libation dish in her extended right hand and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her missing left hand.
via > artic.edu

mini-girlz:

Statuette of an Enthroned Figure

1st century A.D.

Roman

Bronze, silver inlay

15.5 x 8.1 x 9.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

This statuette is thought to depict Concordia, the Roman personification of harmony, one of the four principal virtues of the Roman Empire. Concordia sits on a high-backed throne and wears an ornamental headband, a long tunic tied above her waist, and a cloak, which drapes over her left shoulder and lap. The figure likely held a libation dish in her extended right hand and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her missing left hand.

via > artic.edu

archaicwonder:

Greek Silver Stater from Karystos, Euboea c. 300-250 BC
The coin shows a cow standing right, her head turned back tenderly to her calf. On the reverse, proud cockrel standing right; KAΡΥΣΤΙΩΝ to left. A wonderful example of Greek reverence for the domestic animals they depended upon.
Karystos was an ancient city-state on the island of Euboea. In the Iliad, Homer says that it is controlled by the Abantes, an ancient Ionian tribe. Karystos is also mentioned in the Linear B tablets as “ka-ru-to.”

archaicwonder:

Greek Silver Stater from Karystos, Euboea c. 300-250 BC

The coin shows a cow standing right, her head turned back tenderly to her calf. On the reverse, proud cockrel standing right; KAΡΥΣΤΙΩΝ to left. A wonderful example of Greek reverence for the domestic animals they depended upon.

Karystos was an ancient city-state on the island of Euboea. In the Iliad, Homer says that it is controlled by the Abantes, an ancient Ionian tribe. Karystos is also mentioned in the Linear B tablets as “ka-ru-to.”