Where the Muses danced

One of the greatest poets of ancient Greece was Hesiod, who lived in the second half of the 8th century BCE. Only three of his major works survive, namely “Theogony,” “Works and Days” and the “Shield of Heracles” (although the … Continue reading


Relief of a woman with scrolls

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While doing my research for the previous post, I was looking at various funerary stelae, and I came across the one I’m publishing today. It is rather untypical in the sense that the deceased is not looking at jewelry or at … Continue reading