Roman and Greek Art

BLOG THEME: Pics of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art from the ancient Rome and Greece. Also occasional artworks from other cultures if I find them interesting. There will also be links to ancient books/texts, databases and news relating to ancient Rome/Greece. Some of the pics are taken by me but there will be also a lots of reblogging.

20/03/13 - A tag page added
20/03/13 - Heiden National Museum of Antquities added into links page. A magnificent site.
03/04/13 - A new page "translated e-books" created
17/05/13 - Online database of Ancient Art added into Ancient World Resources page
17/06/14 - Online catalogue of Archaeological Museum of Delphi added to "Ancient World Resources Page"
28/06/14- Strabo´s book Geography added to e-books subpage

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A noble woman as the goddess Venus

dressing her hair. The diadem identifies her as Venus. 

Bronze; 9 ½ inches high

ca. First Century

Through Aeneas, the gens (clan) of the Julians claimed that Venus was their ancestor. The Julians included Julius Caesar as well as Augustus. Aeneas was the son of Anchises and Aphrodite. According to Homer, Aeneas was an officer in the Trojan army who was treated as an equal of the gods. He left Troy with his father and son and wandered around the Mediterranean. In Homer’s Iliad, Aeneas went to Sicily, and perhaps the Italian peninsula. Other ancient writers associate Aeneas with the founding of the Latin League, though not Rome itself. In Vergil’s Aeneid, Aeneas was much more closely tied to the actual establishment of Rome.

Because there are so many similar versions of this depiction of Venus, scholars believe there was a Greek statue, now lost, from which they were copied.

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Miners working in a quarry

A votive terracotta pinax from Penteskouphia

7th century BCE


Reconstruction of a Roman carriage, Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne, Germany

(via arktoskallisto)


A very beautiful lekythos with an Eros. One of the rare cases, where some of the original polychromy survives, from the unique ceramics collection of the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.

(via national-archaeological-museum)


Τρίτη Φθίνοντος/ Τρίτη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXVIII day
From today’s sunset: twenty-eighth day (third waning of the third decade) of Metageitnion. The twenty-eighth- Τριτομηνίς- is always sacred to Athena.

(Detail of Athena, Roman copy after the well known Greek original; now in the Prado Museum..)

Floor mosaic of Roman Villa at Camino de Albalete 

2nd - 4th century CE

By José Antonio Bielsa Arbiol (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


A potter in his workshop.  Side B of a Corinthian black-figure pinax; artist unknown; ca. 575-550 BCE.  Found at Penteskouphia; now in the Louvre.

(via et-haec)


Terracota figurine of a seated woman, from Corinth (early 4th century B.C)


Wild duck fresco. 17th century BC. Akrotiri, Thera.



Head of a Woman or Goddess, perhaps Demeter

Roman, Trajanic

98-117 AD.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

(via hodie-scolastica)