This blog post was upgraded into a page all of its own and can now be found here: Pleat-and-band Ionian Chiton.
Edit: Some fantastic conversations have lead me to add a few clarifications to this piece, because Greek is already confusing enough! I told my husband today that I needed to order new linen and wool because I've been doing it all wrong. The more you research, the more you realize that what is presented most … Continue reading Put A Pin In It
I am constantly surprised by how many similarities there are between items made 2500 years ago and today. I have been having some issues that may be related to sun exposure, so I decided I needed to get a good parasol, but I have been really striving for all of my items to be as … Continue reading Parasols
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