Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pacem Eaternam, maestro Peter Connolly

I learned yesterday that Mr. Peter Connolly, British academician and artist and one of the greatest scholars in the area of Ancient Greece and Rome  reconstructions passed away on May 3, 2012.

His works and especially his reconstructing via illustrations of the Greek and Roman fighting men, daily life, equipment, architecture etc has no parallel in the modern world. For the historians and enthusiasts of the historians of horsemanship it was Mr. Connolly who reconstructed the horned saddle of the Roman cavalry.

Some of his images available on the Net here
There are some of his books in my own library:
* (1979), Pompeii
 * (1991), The Roman Fort, Oxford Univ. Press
(1993), Greek Legends: The Stories, the Evidence

* (1988), Tiberius Claudius Maximus: The Cavalryman, Oxford Univ.Press.
*  (1988), Tiberius Claudius Maximus: The Legionary, Oxford Univ. Press.

* (1998), Greece and Rome at War, Greenhill Books and Stackpole books
* with  H.Dodge (1998), The Ancient City, Life in Classical Athens & Rome, Oxford Univ. Press
* (1998), The Ancient Greece of Odysseus, Oxford  Univ. Press

all  images attached are in copyright and are shown here under fair use to give some, albeit inadequate, impression of Mr. Connolly's talent and expertise.


Jan said...

That is sad news indeed, I've grown up reading books about Romans with his illustrations. :(

Dario T. W. said...

I must say my favourite is the book on the Greek Mythology and the Odysseus one - he will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Greek and Peter will be missed very much in Greece also, because of his marvellous illustrations and archaeological research on Greek warfare.
Dario, my congatulations for your reconstruction-drawings: 'Kimmerian warrior' & 'Koban Culture warrior'.

Dario T. W. said...

Ευχαριστώ Pericles, for visiting, interest, and for your comments :)