Archive for Anacreon
Art, Poetry with tags Anacreon, Epitaph, Greek Anthology, Hellenism, Sculpture on November 18, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Greece, Object, Poetry with tags Anacreon, Greek Anthology on October 9, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Moulding the silver make me, Hephaestus, no suit of armour, but fashion as deep as thou canst a hollow cup, and work on it neither stars nor chariots nor hateful Orion, but blooming vines and laughing clusters with lovely Bacchus.
Text: Anacreon (c.582 – c.485 BC), The Greek Anthology XI:48 translated by W. R. Paton. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1918
Image: Gold decorated silver cup from Kamiros, Rhodes, c. 800 – 600 BC. via
This cup though not decorated in the manner specified by Anacreon has the advantage of being rather older than the poet and of a kind that he might well have drunk wine from himself. Ancient Greek silverware is naturally extremely rare, alas.
Greece, Painting, Philosophy, Poetry with tags Anacreon, Greek Anthology, Jean-Bernard Restout on September 23, 2016 by Dylan Thomas Hayden