Records of Fortune

Yeah, Classics!
wonderful-strange:

Sir William Russell Flint, “Clotho,” from The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 1909.

wonderful-strange:

Sir William Russell Flint, “Clotho,” from The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 1909.

(via mythologer)

thegetty:

Hiss is a snake bracelet from the 1st century A.D.

Designed to look like a coil around the wearer, this would have been worn in a pair on the wrist or upper arm. A tinier head appears coming from the snake’s tail. Look closely.

Snake Bracelet, A.D. 1 - 100, Romano-Egyptian. J. Paul Getty Museum.

(via classicsenthusiast)

archaicwonder:




Greek intaglio ring of Alexander the Great, Hellenistic, c. 2nd-1st Century BC
The carnelian stone is engraved with a profile head of Alexander the Great in the guise of Herakles wearing the lion’s skin, the jaws pulled up over his head with the paws tied at the neck, set in the original gold ring. The intaglio’s style imitates the famous Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. Dating from the 2nd to 1st century BC,  this ring is close to the great general’s reign, making it a prized and unique piece. 

archaicwonder:

Greek intaglio ring of Alexander the Great, Hellenistic, c. 2nd-1st Century BC

The carnelian stone is engraved with a profile head of Alexander the Great in the guise of Herakles wearing the lion’s skin, the jaws pulled up over his head with the paws tied at the neck, set in the original gold ring. The intaglio’s style imitates the famous Tetradrachms of Alexander the Great. Dating from the 2nd to 1st century BC,  this ring is close to the great general’s reign, making it a prized and unique piece. 

(Source: bonhams.com, via classicsenthusiast)

She made up prayers and said them,
Worshipping unknown gods with unknown singing,
Her customary magic, which would cover
The white moon’s face and darken the sun with cloud.

—Ovid, Metamorphoses (via elucipher)

(Source: journalofanobody, via elucipher)