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In ancient Greece, large vessels called kraters were used to mix wine with water at banquets or symposia (drinking parties) in aristocratic homes. The host monitored the dilution of the wine, adjusting the ratio of water to wine depending on the degree of inebriation of the guests. The goal was to maintain an inebriated but not overly drunken company. #NationalWineDay 🍷 • Image: Red Figure Bell-Krater. 440-430 BCE. Terracotta. Origin: Lucania, Magna Graecia (present day Italy). Gift of…

In ancient Greece, large vessels called kraters were used to mix wine with water at banquets or symposia (drinking parties) in aristocratic homes. The host monitored the dilution of the wine, adjusting the ratio of water to wine depending on the degree of inebriation of the guests. The goal was to maintain an inebriated but not overly drunken company. #NationalWineDay 🍷 • Image: Red Figure Bell-Krater. 440-430 BCE. Terracotta. Origin: Lucania, Magna Graecia (present day Italy). Gift of…

wasbella102:The Ludovisi Throne is an ancient sculpted block of white marble hollowed at the back and carved with bas-reliefs on the three outer faces.

Etruscan relief from the Ludovisi Throne, circa 550 BCE--amazingly natural approach to the body

Segesta, one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, Sicily, Italy

Segesta, one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Med. Province of Trapani Sicily Italy

temple of zeus olympia. agrigento, sicily. i have a thing for ancient architecture in nature.

Temple of Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily. Although not in Greece, Sicily was a key part of the Hellenic World, and was even regard by the Romans as 'Magna Graecia'.

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The Temple of Castor and Pollux, The Forum Rome. Imagine how tall this must have been, considering the 3 remaining columns.

The triskellion, symbol of #Sicily, dates back to when Sicily was part of Magna Graecia, the colonial extension of Greece beyond the Aegean. Pliny the Elder attributes the origin of the triskelion of Sicily to the triangular form of the island, the ancient Trinacria (from the Greek tri- (three) and akra (end, limb)), which consists of three large capes equidistant from each other. #BnBGenius #lifeisajourney

La Trinacria Symbol of Sicily (Sicilia) "The traditional Sicilian flag has three…

Hellenistic Gold Oak Wreath, c. 4th-3rd Century BC A Greek Hellenistic diadem wreath comprising numerous projecting sprays of sheet-gold oak leaves in two sizes with serrated edges & veins, a large central rosette with two smaller similar roundels flanking. The most famous of such wreaths is the example from Vergina in the tomb of Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.

Hellenistic Gold Oak Wreath, c. Century BC A Greek Hellenistic diadem wreath comprising numerous projecting sprays of sheet-gold oak leaves in two sizes with serrated edges and veins, a large central rosette with two smaller similar roundels.

A hoplite of the Archaic Period with a bell-type bronze cuirass, horned bronze Corinthian helmet, hoplite ‘Argive’ shield and spear. This type of armory was characteristic also for the Greeks of Sicily and Magna Graecia.

Roman Empire Clothing - A hoplite of the Archaic Period with a bell-type bronze cuirass, horned bronze Corinthian helmet, hoplite ‘Argive’ shield and spear. This type of armory was characteristic also for the Greeks of Sicily and Magna Graecia.

Grumentum Horseman, Greek bronze, 550 B.C. This bronze horse and rider is one of the earliest pieces of sculpture to survive from what is known as Western Greece (Magna Graecia). Though it is small, the horse and rider have a monumental quality which seems to give them dignity and status. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire. Both horse and rider are extremely fine examples of bronze-casting.

Grumentum Horseman, Greek bronze, 550 B.C. This bronze horse and rider is one of the earliest pieces of sculpture to survive from what is known as Western Greece (Magna Graecia). Though it is small, the horse and rider have a monumental quality which seems to give them dignity and status. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire. Both horse and rider are extremely fine examples of bronze-casting.

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