The ancient greek-roman culture.
GREECE AND ROME
No. 1. A quadriga with a couple declared by some to be Paris and Helena, by others as Pelops and Hippodamia. While some would like to see Helen kidnapped by Paris wearing the Phrygian cap, others rely on the tradition according to which Oinomaos, the father of Hippodamia, gave his daughter’s suitors in the chariot race to confuse them with her beauty.
Pelops was also a Phrygian. The shape of the carriage is the one which was common at the Olympic competitions. While the wheel of the Homeric chariot is described as eight-spoke, on the monuments, especially on the vase pictures, wheels with four spokes can be seen almost throughout. According to a clay relief in the British Museum.
No. 2. Sitting muse after a relief from the former Piranesi collection.
In this richly illustrated survey, Alexandra Croom describes the range and style of clothing worn throughout the Western Empire and shows how fashions changed between the first and the sixth centuries.
Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: Five gods (Juno, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Diana) from the marble fountain in the Capitoline Museum in Rome, on which twelve gods (besides the aforementioned, Vulcan, Neptune, Mercury, Vesta, Minerva, Apollo, Hercules) are solemnly represented. A work in the so-called: archaic style.
After Lorenzo Roecheggiani, Raccolta di cento tavole rappresentanti i costumi religiosi, civili e militari degli antichi Egizziani, Etruschi, Greci e Romani, tratti di antichi bassirilievi, Roma 1804.
Source: History of the costume in chronological development by Albert Charles Auguste Racinet. Edited by Adolf Rosenberg. Berlin 1888.
A hallmark of the tragic and grotesque theater in ancient Rome were the colorful and expressive masks (caricature). They accompanied…
It has been remarked before, that the dress of the women in many of these Islands was extremely picturesque and…
Greek military. War costumes and weapons. The Spartans, Hoplites, Peltasts. The leaders, the soldiers, the shields. Defensive weapons. Attacking weapons.
Grecian Females dancing. Costume of the ancients by Thomas Hope.
The Parthenon is the temple to the city goddess Pallas Athena Parthenos on the Athenian Acropolis.
The costume worn by early Greeks was the simplest type of dress civilized man has ever fashioned.
CRETE AND GREECE. Middle and Late Minoan circa 2000—1200 B.C. Vessels from Cnossus, Mochlos, Korakou, Palaikastro, Melos.
Ancient Greek sculpture. Head of Minerva. A description of the collection of ancient marbles in the British Museum
This bust has been called that of a Maenad or Bacchante, an attribution which the comparison of other Bacchic types…