Hellenismo

The true roots of Europe
Le vere radici dell'Europa

October 20, 2014 4:16 pm
Πέμπτη Φθίνοντος/ Πέμπτη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXVI day From today’s sunset: twenty-sixth (fifth waning of the third decade) day of Pyanepsion. “Shun the fifth days: i.e. the lunar days. We have heard from the Pythagoreans that the number five is number of Dike, and among them are told the causes of this..as She punishes all those who stray from the divine law, as told by Plato (Laws IV, 716a).” Scholia to Hesiod, Erga, 802-804 (Stele with relief of Nemesis, late 2nd / early 3rd century CE. From the Nemesis Shrine at the amphitheatre, Leptis Magna.)

Πέμπτη Φθίνοντος/ Πέμπτη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXVI day
From today’s sunset: twenty-sixth (fifth waning of the third decade) day of Pyanepsion.

“Shun the fifth days: i.e. the lunar days. We have heard from the Pythagoreans that the number five is number of Dike, and among them are told the causes of this..as She punishes all those who stray from the divine law, as told by Plato (Laws IV, 716a).”
Scholia to Hesiod, Erga, 802-804

(Stele with relief of Nemesis, late 2nd / early 3rd century CE. From the Nemesis Shrine at the amphitheatre, Leptis Magna.)

October 19, 2014 4:21 pm
Hellenistic statuette of a maiden. (Archaeological Museum of Taranto)

Hellenistic statuette of a maiden.
(Archaeological Museum of Taranto)

2:13 pm
"Orpheus playing the Lyre to Hades and Persephone in the Underworld" (from ‘Orpheus and Eurydice or The Metamorphoses’, c. 1685) - Art Institute, Chicago)

"Orpheus playing the Lyre to Hades and Persephone in the Underworld"
(from ‘Orpheus and Eurydice or The Metamorphoses’, c. 1685) - Art Institute, Chicago)

1:06 pm
Ἕκτη Φθίνοντος/ Ἕκτη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXV day From today’s sunset: twenty-fifth day of Pyanepsion. Since for today there are no other religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Lord Helios in His sacred day (The Sun God; fresco recovered from Vesuvian ashes in Stabiae, Naples, Archaeological Museum

Ἕκτη Φθίνοντος/ Ἕκτη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXV day
From today’s sunset: twenty-fifth day of Pyanepsion.
Since for today there are no other religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Lord Helios in His sacred day

(The Sun God; fresco recovered from Vesuvian ashes in Stabiae, Naples, Archaeological Museum

October 18, 2014 12:06 pm
Ἑβδόμη Φθίνοντος/ Ἑβδόμη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIV day From today’s sunset: twenty-fourth day of Pyanepsion. Since for today there are no other religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Kronos on His sacred day. (Athenian citizen’s life. The obverse, depicting a seated man with staff or scepter and phiale and a woman with an oinochoe, presents a solemn scene of offering. From Attica, ca. 480 B.C. now in the Metropolitan Museum…)

Ἑβδόμη Φθίνοντος/ Ἑβδόμη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIV day
From today’s sunset: twenty-fourth day of Pyanepsion.
Since for today there are no other religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Kronos on His sacred day.

(Athenian citizen’s life. The obverse, depicting a seated man with staff or scepter and phiale and a woman with an oinochoe, presents a solemn scene of offering. From Attica, ca. 480 B.C. now in the Metropolitan Museum…)

11:41 am
Nike driving a chariot preceded by Eros with a situla - detail. (Apulian, ca. 325–300 B.C. now in the Metropolitan Museum…)

Nike driving a chariot preceded by Eros with a situla - detail.
(Apulian, ca. 325–300 B.C. now in the Metropolitan Museum…)

11:28 am
"Sanctuaire de Déméter à Eleusis" Blavette Victor (1850-1933) Paris, école nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts

"Sanctuaire de Déméter à Eleusis"
Blavette Victor (1850-1933)
Paris, école nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts

October 17, 2014 1:17 pm
Ὀγδόη Φθίνοντος/ Ὀγδόη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIII day From today’s sunset: twenty-third day of Pyanepsion. Since for today there are no religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Aphrodite in Her sacred day. (Aphrodite untying Her sandal; bronze statuette of Syrian origin; now in the Louvre…)

Ὀγδόη Φθίνοντος/ Ὀγδόη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIII day
From today’s sunset: twenty-third day of Pyanepsion.
Since for today there are no religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Aphrodite in Her sacred day.

(Aphrodite untying Her sandal; bronze statuette of Syrian origin; now in the Louvre…)

12:57 pm
"Vénus allongée attire à elle l’Amour et le retient par une guirlande de fleurs" Tremoliere Pierre Charles (1703-1739) Cholet, musée d’Art et d’Histoire

"Vénus allongée attire à elle l’Amour et le retient par une guirlande de fleurs"
Tremoliere Pierre Charles (1703-1739)
Cholet, musée d’Art et d’Histoire

October 16, 2014 2:01 pm
Woman holding a mirror.  (Terracotta figurine made in Tanagra, late 4th century–3rd century BC. now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon…)

Woman holding a mirror.
(Terracotta figurine made in Tanagra, late 4th century–3rd century BC. now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon…)