Mega Thauma

This blog focuses on things archaic Greece or earlier. Plus literary stuff that interests me.

twitter.com/NBoterf:

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    clientsfromhell:

    After being hired to assist in creating a website for an archaeology and history organization, I was contacted by the client with a pressing matter.

    Client: I need help finding numbers on my keyboard.

    Me: They should be listed as 1 through 0 above the QWERTYUIOP row of keys. You probably…

    — 3 months ago with 1824 notes

    I’m a bit embarrassed to reblog this, but…

    (Source: youronlydoge, via classicscat)

    — 5 months ago with 108 notes
    The worst part about studying Arabic in America: →

    And I thought the dead languages had it bad.

    kileyrae:

    The reaction you get from people when they find out.

    1. “Why? You’re never going to use that. Why don’t you take Spanish or something useful?”

    Yeah, it’s only one of the world’s most spoken languages and an official language of the UN and a major world religion. Why would anyone…

    — 5 months ago with 21 notes
    mediumaevum:

The little book of hours of Amiens Nicolas Blairie, carefully written on a thin Ruling rose, but modestly decorated with some original illuminations in ink (folio 29), has the curious shape of an almond when it is closed. When it opens, the two halves of the almond bloom to fit the contours of a heart, concrete evocation of the heart of the person praying the prayer that opens.

    mediumaevum:

    The little book of hours of Amiens Nicolas Blairie, carefully written on a thin Ruling rose, but modestly decorated with some original illuminations in ink (folio 29), has the curious shape of an almond when it is closed. When it opens, the two halves of the almond bloom to fit the contours of a heart, concrete evocation of the heart of the person praying the prayer that opens.

    (Source: contentinacottage.blogspot.com)

    — 6 months ago with 429 notes
    What my Google Scholar Alert For “Sappho” Turns Up

    "Looking at him standing on the Baja Peninsula wearing his speedmaster suit Sappho nearly questioned her sexuality.”

    Sounds legit.

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #Sappho  #Google Scholar alerts  #classics  #Greek  #archaic Greece  #lyric poetry 

    ancientpeoples:

    Terracotta Vase in the Form of a Lobster Claw

    ca. 460 BC

    Greek, Classical

    Because so many aspects of Greek life depended on the sea, a vase in the shape of a lobster claw is not surprising. It is, however, exceptional and may be a variant of the askos—a bag-shaped oil container provided with a vertical mouth and strap handle. The Dionysiac iconography of the lobster claw suggests that it was a novelty item used at symposia (drinking parties).

    Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    (via et-haec)

    — 1 year ago with 936 notes