Details of the abduction of Persephone- from a hydria, found in a grave in Apulia (now in Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe..)
Meurisse, Martin, 1584-1644. Artificiosa totivs logices descriptio, 1614.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone.
A Royal Inscription of Xerxes I (519-465 BCE).
Carved into a cliff face of the rocky citadel of Van (ancient Tušpa), this monumental inscription is written in Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite. The text itself recounts that, although Darius prepared the facade for the inscription, he never completed the task, so Xerxes had the cliff face inscribed during his own reign. (Read more.)
Achaemenid, c. 547-331 BCE.
Image from CDLI.
Elijah Burgher, Serpent, the Hero, acrylic on canvas drop cloth, 6x9’, 2014
Skyphoid vessel with phalliform spout and relief decoration
Thessaloniki, Forum baths
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
Source: Flickr / dandiffendale
Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?
— Friedrich Nietzsche (via druggedanddyingculture)
Today’s Manuscript Monday comes from the opening page of a manuscript containing a collection of Cicero’s works (Topica, Partitiones oratoriae, and De Oratore) made in Southern Italy in the 15th century. The blank space at the foot was for a shield or coat of arms but it was never filled in.
Yay for Manuscript Monday!
The wedding of Zeus and Hera. Fresco from the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii
Solar Eclipse, Yale University United States,24/01/1925.
me flirting: so what's the deal with having to exist as a physical entity
Aztec calendar stone, cast by Dionisio Abadiano, 1889. Albumen print. Via Getty Open Content