Dionysus - was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.

Dionysus - was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.

Red figured Attic kylix - two women at the toillete. Attributed to Douris - c. 470 BC - New York, Metropolitan Museum - cliché VTGR

Red figured Attic kylix - two women at the toillete. Attributed to Douris - c. 470 BC - New York, Metropolitan Museum - cliché VTGR

Drinking cup (kylix)  Greek about 500 B.C. Wider circle of the Nikosthenes Painter

Drinking cup (kylix) Greek about 500 B.C. Wider circle of the Nikosthenes Painter

ETRUSCAN PAIR: ANCIENT GREEK PAIRS ARE ALWAYS MEN TO HANDSOME YOUNG BOYS.ETRUSCAN POTTERY C.600BC........Greek Pair, Red figure Pottery 500 BC

ETRUSCAN PAIR: ANCIENT GREEK PAIRS ARE ALWAYS MEN TO HANDSOME YOUNG BOYS.ETRUSCAN POTTERY C.600BC........Greek Pair, Red figure Pottery 500 BC

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).

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).

Man urinating in pitcher held by slave. Urine was collected to bleach wool.

Man urinating in pitcher held by slave. Urine was collected to bleach wool.

Attic black-figure panathenaeic amphora. On the visible side: Athletes with a discus, spear and jumping. On the other side Athena promachos. These amphoras were prizes in sport competetions. These competetions were part of multiple day festivals for the gods. The one we all still play was for Zeus at Olympus, known better as the Olympic Games. Classical Greek period. Found in Greece. 530 BC. Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities

Attic black-figure panathenaeic amphora. On the visible side: Athletes with a discus, spear and jumping. On the other side Athena promachos. These amphoras were prizes in sport competetions. These competetions were part of multiple day festivals for the gods. The one we all still play was for Zeus at Olympus, known better as the Olympic Games. Classical Greek period. Found in Greece. 530 BC. Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities

Oinochoe con ninfa e satiro, particolare, IV a.C. Museo Archeologico Nazionale Jatta, Ruvo di Puglia. Cultura greca e magno-greca

Oinochoe con ninfa e satiro, particolare, IV a.C. Museo Archeologico Nazionale Jatta, Ruvo di Puglia. Cultura greca e magno-greca

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