Category: greek

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turnip52:

Can someone do this with the Romans, except the barbarian is a person wearing pants?

Head of Ares – after Greek original by Alkamenes 420 B.C. at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Head of Ares – after Greek original by Alkamenes 420 B.C. at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Bronze helmet, late 7th century BC, Greek, Cretan. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York. 

Bronze helmet, late 7th century BC, Greek, Cretan. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York. 

The statue of Patroclus at the Temple of Hephaestus…his death would anger the ancient Greek hero, Achilles who would return to the battlefield for revenge….the momentum had changed in the Trojan War. (Photo: ca.1870 Getty Museum). Photo/text source John Trikeriotis. 

The statue of Patroclus at the Temple of Hephaestus…his death would anger the ancient Greek hero, Achilles who would return to the battlefield for revenge….the momentum had changed in the Trojan War. (Photo: ca.1870 Getty Museum). Photo/text source John Trikeriotis. 

lxcuna:

Greek Mythology Meme | Six Olympians [ 2 / 6 ]: Ares

? Box mirror with the head of Pan, late 4th century b.c.; Hellenistic
Greek, Bronze.

Box mirrors, like this one, came into use toward the end of the fifth century B.C. It consists of a protective cover bearing a relief that was hammered separately and applied. On this box mirror, the edges around the head of Pan bear evidence of the procedure. By lifting the ring below the relief, one could reveal the mirror, a bronze disk with a highly polished surface.

Being a woodland creature like the satyr, Pan is always portrayed with the horns, ears, and shaggy legs of a goat. Here he wears a fawn’s skin with two small hooves tied in a knot around his neck. His long curls are in disarray, his forehead is slightly furrowed, and his eyebrows are raised in an expression that verges on pathos. This rendering of Pan recalls portraits of Alexander the Great. Following his death in 323 B.C., Greek artists adapted the Macedonian ruler’s features for their likenesses of gods.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
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