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.

NEW:
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

MY OTHER BLOGS:
Ancient Rome Architecture
Medieval Europe in Pics
Ancient Greece - Buildings
Art G4llery
History In Pics
Gatticat
Zillion Wonders of the World

FOLLOWING: This is a secondary blog so I can't follow you back under this name even I would like to. I follow though a lots of blogs and i've tried to record their URL:s into my "I follow" pages. (this page / one of the above mentioned)
templeofapelles:

roman fresco painting of a Maenad

templeofapelles:

roman fresco painting of a Maenad

(via hosvegliato)

clioancientart:

Today’s Fun Pic: One of a group of 8 half life sized terracotta figurines found near Porta Latina, Rome in 1767. Unusually well preserved, this figure of a girl probably represents one of the Muses. The statues seem to have been privately owned in antiquity and may have decorated a garden. These probably date to the late Republic or the Augustan era. Now in The British Museum, London.
Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities: http://www.clioancientart.com/

(via clioancientart)

artofthedarkages:

A Roman coin with a bust of the empress Aelia Flaccilla on the front, and Victory seated and pointing to a shield decorated with a Christological monogram on top of a column. 

Minted out of bronze. 

Made in the 380s at Heraclea in the Eastern Roman Empire.

Currently held at the Edgar L. Lowen Gallery.

(via aquilasaurus)

emthehistorygirl:

Winged Victory of Samothrace

image

This is my very own photo I took in 2013 #museumsaremyhappyplace

Period:

Date: 220-185 B.C.

Location: Samothrace

Materials: Parian Marble for the Statue, Rhodian Marble for boat and base

Dimensions: H. 5.57m

Accession Number: MA 2369

Current Location: Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Battle of Teutoburg Forest (September 9 CE)
A Roman coin with an image of Publius Quinctilius Varus (d. ca. September 12 / September 15)
Photo by Jona Lendering
From Livius.org with permission

Battle of Teutoburg Forest (September 9 CE)

A Roman coin with an image of Publius Quinctilius Varus (d. ca. September 12 / September 15)

Photo by Jona Lendering

From Livius.org with permission

ancientart:

The interior of the hypogeum of the Volumnus family. This Etruscan tomb is located in Ponte San Giovanni in central Italy, and thought to date to approximately the 3rd century BCE.

Photo taken by CyArk.

(via byronofrochdale)

kuravid:

Close-up of some of the carvings on The Portonaccio Sarcophagus. It was the sarcophagus of a high-ranking Roman soldier who served under Marcus Aurelius.

(via last-of-the-romans)

hellenismo:

Τετάρτη Μεσοῦντος/ Τετρὰς ἐπὶ δέκα/ Τεσσαρεκαιδεκάτη, XIV day
From today’s sunset: fourteenth day of Hekatombaion.

The fourteenth day of each month is called “the most sacred” because “(Hesiod) praises the fourteenth day both as the day of the opening of the jars and as the best of all; in fact, the lunar light is rich..the moon reaches the middle of the total distance into which accomplishes her journey…since in the middle, in relation to the circle, perfection is found…”
Scholia Erga, 819

(Symposium- reclining men and youths are playing to kottabos. In the foreground a woman is playing a double pipe. Krater made in Athens ca. 425 – 375 BC. Now in the Munich, Antikensammlungen…)

hellenismo:

Δεκάτη Ὑστέρα- Δεκάτη Φθίνοντος/ Μετεικὰς- Ἀμφιδεκάτη, XXI day From today’s sunset: twenty-first day of Hekatombaion. The twenty-first day is always sacred to Athena. Sacrifices are prescribed for Artemis and for the Goddess Kourotrophos on this day. (Sacrificial Calendar of Erchia) (Statues of children in the Archaeological Musem of Brauron)

hellenismo:

Δεκάτη Ὑστέρα- Δεκάτη Φθίνοντος/ Μετεικὰς- Ἀμφιδεκάτη, XXI day
From today’s sunset: twenty-first day of Hekatombaion.
The twenty-first day is always sacred to Athena.

Sacrifices are prescribed for Artemis and for the Goddess Kourotrophos on this day. (Sacrificial Calendar of Erchia)

(Statues of children in the Archaeological Musem of Brauron)

clioancientart:

Roman Empire, Silvered Antoninianus of Gallienus, AD 253-268

Link: http://www.clioancientart.com/catalog/i468.html

Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right, GALLIENVSAVG

Reverse: Jupiter standing holding thunderbolt and scepter, IOVIS STATOR, mint mark in left field

Rome Mint. Very Fine + condition with toned surfaces on slightly irregular flan