Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer - Robin Fox Lane

The author looks for every shred of evidence he can find about contact with other cultures in the Greek dark ages. While he defends his theories pretty well, they still seem pretty speculative. Sometimes his conclusions are interesting and his enthusiasm is infectious. More often, it's very dry. Once every few dozen pages he sneaks in a truly awful/excellent joke. I don't regret reading it, but I couldn't recommend it.

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Arezzo Chimera Detail

This thing never fails to blow my mind.

Cycladic Woman's Head




Kylix - Villa Giulia Painter

Selene, from the Pergamon Altar