When we killed off our old characters and re-rolled new ones, I spent quite a bit of time choosing and documenting our names for submission. It was a bit of a daunting task until I found the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN). This is a fantastic resource, but it might be overwhelming at first. … Continue reading Using the LGPN for documenting a Greek name
All About Them Greeks (in the style of "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor) Khoros: Because you know I’m all about them Greeks ‘Bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout … Continue reading Because we can’t be serious all the time
I figured out how to share photos with Google and put the pictures I took at the Getty Villa online. This is a small subset of the items they had on exhibit, but they were the ones that spoke to me. Enjoy!
I found this gem while researching zone and felt I needed to write it down. In short, Hera wants to beguile Zeus by making herself alluring and so she puts on a tassel belt. "ζώσατο δὲ ζώνῃ ἑκατὸν θυσάνοις ἀραρυίῃ..." Zone -- girdle. Thysanois -- tassels. Hera wore a tassel belt (or a belt with … Continue reading Tassel Belts and the Iliad
In case you didn't guess from the title, this article is about Greek girdles. There is a standard "harnessing" style in the SCA using a rope belt to go over the shoulders then down the torso and around the waist and possibly even to the hips, similar to this image of Lucilla from Gladiator. I … Continue reading Gird Thy Grecian Loins
First, if you have evidence for any of these, PLEASE share it with me! It is my intention to gain a better understanding of the garments the Greeks really wore, even if that means sacrificing some of the "pretty Hollywood" interpretations, but as a student myself, I am always open to new evidence. Here, I … Continue reading Common Interpretations Lacking Evidence