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Too bad the prophet Cassandra never met Odysseus
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I just couldn鈥檛 resist to put in a reference to the so called Sisyphus fragment, a fragment from Classical Attic drama that seems to argue for atheism. It is preserved most fully in the writings of the second century CE skeptic philosopher Sextus Empiricus who attributes it to Critias. Another second century writer, the doxographer A毛tius, gives it to Euripides, and some scholars believe it belongs to his satyre play Sisyphus from 415 BCE (hence the name).
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鈥淒awn is gathering. The noon of night has gone. The first gleams of daylight disclose its temperature. Stone takes on color. Treetops are roots of the day yet to grow. The moon, silver necklace from which Venus dangles like a pearl, still sheds its brightness. The abyss is only perspective, location. There will be nests on some branches.鈥
鈥 Homero Aridjis, from Persephone (Vintage, 1986)
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Hannibal 1.01聽Ap茅ritif
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Criss Canning (Australian, b. 1947), Still-Life with Pomegranates, 2020. Oil on board, 40.5 x 50.5 cm.
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鈥渉ow to prepare and eat a pomegranate鈥 - @/billypotts (x) // unknown // azra t. @/5000letters // luciano ventrone // 鈥渆at the music鈥 - kate bush // sara ghedina on flickr // 鈥渙om sha la la鈥 - hayley heynderickx // pinterest // louise gl眉ck // victor hugot
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Aphrodite print 馃槝
Very excited for this one. Prints available on my site later this week 馃А ashbeadle.com
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True LOVE. Pocket Casts.
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Pomegranate
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You are your own woman, finally, but examine the grief your mother parades over our heads remembering that she is the one to whom these depths were not offered.
Louise Gl眉ck, Pomegranate
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As hinted earlier in the comic, I will try to squeeze parts of the myth of Sisyphus into this story (I鈥檓 almost starting to regret that decision, though. At first I thought that I should add it to make the story more exciting, but it took me over a hundred pages to even introduce him XD).
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Alrighty Aphrodite 鈾
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assorted fruit studies
[image description: four small watercolor paintings of oranges and pomegranates. the first is a closeup of several oranges including two cut in half, and the second is of pieces of a cut-open pomegranate. the last two are closeups of pomegranates and oranges, respectively, growing on trees. /end i.d.]
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The ancient Greeks thought of tattoos as marks of degradation, since they only tattooed criminals and war captives, but among the Thracians and Scythians tattoos seem to have been signs of nobility, courage, and beauty. Both Ares and Artemis were connected to Thrace.
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This page was no easy thing! I never visited Corinth when I was in Greece, so I did some research and immediately encountered a problem. Ancient Corinth was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BCE and later rebuilt as a Roman colony, so all the reconstructions of the city that I found was how it looked like after that. Which of course was way too late for my story (my comics don鈥檛 really take place at a certain time period, but I usually try to stay within the archaic/classical period for those stories that take place in the 鈥減resent鈥). Guess I鈥檒l be using ancient Athens quite much as inspiration鈥
The deer was Artemis鈥 symbol rather than the cat, but a deer entering a market place would have looked quite strange. And when the gods fled to Egypt to hide from Typhon, Artemis is said to have turned into a cat.
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