Overwhelming proof the Romans were addicted to Facebook. - Adam Pash (taken at the Getty Villa in Malibu) http://twitter.yfrog.com/g0l17wj http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=8100
Athenian red-figured cup of the early 5th century B.C. Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Foundry cup. Hephaistos, the patron god of metalworkers, appears in his workshop on the interior of the cup; a hammer in one hand and a bronze helmet in the other. Completed greaves, shield, and spear have already been given to his client. An anvil and a hammer, tools of the metalworker’s trade, can be seen to the right.
An Attic red-figure stamnos from Vulci c. 480-450 BCE depicting the myth of Odysseus tied to his ship's mast in order to resist the enchanting song of the Sirens. The episode occurs during the hero's long voyage home to Ithaka following the end of the Trojan War. Interestingly, the vase shows one Siren descending into the sea which possibly references the legend that the Sirens would die if any sailors ever successfully escaped their clutches. (British Museum, London).