Creative Acts: “The Shifters”, A Free Movie Plot on the Parthenon Marbles

Turns out, someone already thought of this:



Some Images from the Delphi Museum

The Delphi Museum, located near the archaeological site, is well-laid out and has some wonderful holdings. I have included some pictures of my favorites. (Unless otherwise noted, these images are all my own. Here’s another good page with some images.)

The museum’s first awe-inspiring sight are massive kouroi, identified by some as Kleobis and Biton.

Odysseus under a ram (exiting Polyphemos’ cave, ostensibly)
Herakles bringing the Erymanthian boar to Eurystheos
Gold dedicated to Apollo
A sphinx
Herakles trying to steal the Pythia’s tripod
Apollo with a lyre

The Bronze Charioteer is probably one of the museum’s most famous objects.

Sententiae Antiquae IRL: Erik and Joel Go To A Museum

As some people know, the blog and the twitter feed @sentantiq are run by a two headed beast. Erik teaches Latin at a high school in Texas; Joel teaches Greek at Brandeis University. Until last year, we lived in the same city and had lots of time to engage in literary and linguistic shenanigans. We have kept in touch and in trouble over email and over the phone for the past year. But, this week, Erik came to new England.

So, today, we went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and took some pictures. We put them on twitter with the creative hastag #sentatiqgoestoamuseum. It was intense. It was fun. Everyone should do it.

Here are some tweets and some pictures we made. We will be adding pictures and some reflections on the art over the following weeks.


Trying to get a good angle

And here are some actual photos of us together.

Erik and Joel 1

Erik and Joel 2