Thursday, November 9, 2017

Horses, chariots, gods and riders in the Ancient Greek kylix

(sing. Kaire  - Χαῖρε),
εὔχομαι σε ὑγιαίνειν - :)
today a little jump into the ancient world of Hellene art - 
Kylixes or drinking cups, to be used for mixed wine drinking during the symposium, of the ancient Hellenes  are some of the most exquisite works of art. Some of the contain horse and riders, and I decided to 'corral' some in today's post. 
schooling young riders
Godess Athena in the sculptors' workshop

a little bit of the Illiad, if you have not read it do so pronto  - Trojan young warrior Troilus

and additionally my most favorite ancient Greek (and Scythian ancestor according to Herodotus) hero - lionskin-clad Heracles the archer

ἔρρωσο (Erroso)

Greek phrases from this page - the Classical World

all images but for one are from Wiki Commons - kylix page 

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