• "'Constantinople is a very hard word; how do you spell it?', the correct answer being, of course, that nobody could be bothered to spell it anyway. Constantinople was simply 'The City' and modern Istanbul reflects that as a corruption of the Greek phrase 'eis ten polin', 'to The City'. The scale of responses to Constantinople and Byzantium vary from what my history teacher called 'blank looks all round' to 'an empire steeped in vice and depravity' to lots of nice pictures with vaguely religious music behind them. It is long ago and far away from the staples of popular history: the Egyptians, the Tudors, and the Nazis. And yet… Byzantium should not be 'other' to Europe; Byzantium shaped Europe."

    Liz James, “History Today” Magazine (via fuckyeahbyzantines)

    #queuing  

  • 3 hours ago
  • hellenic-macedonia:

    The school of Aristotle in Macedonia (Greece)

    #queuing  

  • 7 hours ago
  • arjuna-vallabha:

Dancer in temple, Victor Lagye

    arjuna-vallabha:

    Dancer in temple, Victor Lagye

    (via jupiterskies)

  • 10 hours ago
  • jeannepompadour:

"Apollo of Veio"; attributed to Vulca, a famous Etruscan sculptor,c. 510-500 B.C.

    jeannepompadour:

    "Apollo of Veio"; attributed to Vulca, a famous Etruscan sculptor,c. 510-500 B.C.

  • 10 hours ago
  • 
An Assembly of the Gods on  Mount Olympus. 1829. illustration from Virgil’s Aeneid. Anne Louis Girodet de Roussy Trioson. French 1767-1824. engraving.

    An Assembly of the Gods on  Mount Olympus. 1829. illustration from Virgil’s Aeneid. Anne Louis Girodet de Roussy Trioson. French 1767-1824. engraving.

    (Source: hadrian6, via mythologer)

  • 11 hours ago
  • ancientgreecebuildings:

Ruins of temple of Hera at Metaponto (6th century BCE)
Archart has 40+ images from nearby archaeological museum. I posted the link to my Roman and Greek art tumblr page.
Source: By Σπάρτακος (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

one of my favourite places in the whole world

    ancientgreecebuildings:

    Ruins of temple of Hera at Metaponto (6th century BCE)

    Archart has 40+ images from nearby archaeological museum. I posted the link to my Roman and Greek art tumblr page.

    Source: By Σπάρτακος (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    one of my favourite places in the whole world

    (via leradr)

    #Italy  

  • 11 hours ago
  • archaicwonder:

Egyptian Effigy ‘Voodoo’ Doll, Circa 3rd-4th Century AD
This small clay effigy doll was found in Egypt in a terracotta vase with a folded lead tablet that had been inscribed with a magic binding spell. The effigy kneels with her feet tied together and her arms bound behind her back, and she has been carefully pierced with thirteen pins: one in the top of the head, one in the mouth, one in each eye and each ear, one each in the solar plexus, vagina, and anus, and one in the palm of each hand and in the sole of each foot.
Looks like a right nasty curse yeah? It’s more like a sadistic love spell, believe it or not. Here’s what the Greek inscription says:

 Lead Ptolemais, whom Aias bore, the daughter of Horigenes, to me. Prevent her from eating and drinking until she comes to me, Sarapammon, whom Area bore, and do not allow her to have experience with another man, except me alone. Drag her by her hair, by her guts, until she does not stand aloof from me … and until I hold her obedient for the whole time of my life, loving me, desiring me, and telling me what she is thinking.
I wonder how you say “psychopathic stalker” in ancient Greek?
This effigy is on display in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

    archaicwonder:

    Egyptian Effigy ‘Voodoo’ Doll, Circa 3rd-4th Century AD

    This small clay effigy doll was found in Egypt in a terracotta vase with a folded lead tablet that had been inscribed with a magic binding spell. The effigy kneels with her feet tied together and her arms bound behind her back, and she has been carefully pierced with thirteen pins: one in the top of the head, one in the mouth, one in each eye and each ear, one each in the solar plexus, vagina, and anus, and one in the palm of each hand and in the sole of each foot.

    Looks like a right nasty curse yeah? It’s more like a sadistic love spell, believe it or not. Here’s what the Greek inscription says:

    Lead Ptolemais, whom Aias bore, the daughter of Horigenes, to me. Prevent her from eating and drinking until she comes to me, Sarapammon, whom Area bore, and do not allow her to have experience with another man, except me alone. Drag her by her hair, by her guts, until she does not stand aloof from me … and until I hold her obedient for the whole time of my life, loving me, desiring me, and telling me what she is thinking.

    I wonder how you say “psychopathic stalker” in ancient Greek?

    This effigy is on display in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

    (via leradr)

  • 11 hours ago
  • agony-phantom:

    Rollo or Hrolf Ganger or Old Norse: Göngu-Hrólfr or Hrólfr Rögnvaldsson; Norwegian: Gange-Rolf, in Swedish: Gångerolf, better known by the nickname Rollo “Walker” or “The Wanderer” (about 860 - about 932), Viking leader, founder and first ruler of the period 911 Nomandia . 927 There is disagreement among historians as to the position of the fiefdom of Normandy Rollo - it was that of a duke or equivalent to a Carolingian count. 

    (via ladyhawke81)

    #rollo  
    #history  
    #vikings  

  • 11 hours ago
  • battlewhores:

Clive Standen as Rollo

    battlewhores:

    Clive Standen as Rollo

    #Rollo  
    #vikings  
    #queuing  

  • 11 hours ago
  • (Source: kukukaos)

  • 12 hours ago