The Classical World

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

So the next time someone asks you how your novel/paper/thesis/etc is going, you can reply (confidently) with “Oh, you know how it is. I’ve just finished the first ten pages of the hypotyposis…”
They’ll never know.

So the next time someone asks you how your novel/paper/thesis/etc is going, you can reply (confidently) with “Oh, you know how it is. I’ve just finished the first ten pages of the hypotyposis…”

They’ll never know.

“Whether Phoebus fled the tables and dinner of Thyestes,
I don’t know: I’m fleeing from yours, Ligurinus.
It is indeed elegant and equipped with superb dishes,
But nothing at all is pleasing when you’re reciting.
I don’t want you to set out turbots or two-pound mullets for me,
Nor do I want mushrooms or oysters: I want you to be quiet.”

– Martial, Epigrams III.XLV (via thoodleoo)

(And notably, within the context of the Iliad, the grandfather of Sarpedon.)

(And notably, within the context of the Iliad, the grandfather of Sarpedon.)

augustus-be-damned:

mecharisexual:

princessashwie:

mildrevolution:

Greek/Roman Inspired Clothing:  2nd dress by Hana Touma, 3rd dress on ebay, 4th dress found here, 5th dress by Madame Gres ,6th dress by Kaufman Franco  , 7th dress by J.Mendel, 8th dress by Madame Gres, 9th dress by Jean Desses, 10th dress by Marchesa, 11th dress by 33Jewls, 12th (last) dress by Samuelle Couture

I need these. All of them!

lishaemikos, I thought of you when I saw the first! The others are stunning as well.

tokyodoll13
look at the thing!!!
greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Ancient Sicyon:

Figures of standing women. The two figurines cradling a deer and holding a bow possibly depict Artemis. (Classical)

greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Ancient Sicyon:

Figures of standing women. The two figurines cradling a deer and holding a bow possibly depict Artemis. (Classical)

From which we get the name of a certain kind of drum, the timpani.

From which we get the name of a certain kind of drum, the timpani.

argonauticae:

So Gilgamesh laid a veil, as one veils the bride, over his friend. He began to rage like a lion, like a lioness robbed of her whelps. This way and that he paced round the bed, he tore out his hair and strewed it around. He dragged off his splendid robes and flung them down as though they were abominations.

- The Epic of Gilgamesh, tablet III: Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu

The leader in that outpouring of grief was Achilles, who placed his warlike hands on his friend’s chest, and groaned endlessly, like a bearded lion whose cubs a stag-hunter has snatched from some dense thicket. The lion returns and grieves at their absence, then, filled with fierce wrath, tracks the man through many a glade, hoping to find them. So Achilles grieved among the Myrmidons…

- The Iliad, book XVIII

fictorvm:

Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a Roman villa near Mérida, Spain.
The Ancient Romans left behind many more representations of boar hunting than the Ancient Greeks in both literature and art. Hunting became popular among young Romans starting from the third century BC. Hunting was seen as a way of fortifying character and exercising physical vigour. The boar was known as aper, feri sues or singularis on account of the animals supposedly solitary habits.

fictorvm:

Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a Roman villa near Mérida, Spain.

The Ancient Romans left behind many more representations of boar hunting than the Ancient Greeks in both literature and art. Hunting became popular among young Romans starting from the third century BC. Hunting was seen as a way of fortifying character and exercising physical vigour. The boar was known as aper, feri sues or singularis on account of the animals supposedly solitary habits.

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