The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. H.W. Janson described it as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture.

The sculptor is thought to be Pythokritos of Rhodes.

An Unpublished and Possibly Unique Macedonian Coin

This silver tetradrachm was struck in Salamis circa 300-295 BC during the reign of Demetrios I Poliorketes of Macedon. The obverse shows Nike blowing a trumpet and holding a stylis, alighting to left on a left-facing galley prow. The reverse shows the inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ and Poseidon, nude except for a wreath of reeds and a chlamys wrapped around his left arm. He is striding left while hurling a trident from his upraised right hand; monogram of AYN to left, Σ to right. Unpublished in the Standard References, including Newell, possibly unique. This coin is extremely fine, well struck and centered; engraved in very fine style and very well preserved for the type.


Tetradrachm from Herakleia ad Latmon, Ionia, C. 140-135 BC

Stephanophoric type. Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos above the foreparts of five galloping horses / Herakles’ club; HPAKΛEΩTΩN above; below, Nike walking left, holding wreath in right hand, flanked by two monograms; all within oak wreath.

With the collapse of Seleukid authority in Asia Minor in 189 BC, many communities of northwestern Asia Minor celebrated their liberation from regal authority by issuing series of large and impressive tetradrachms. All of these coins were struck on the reduced Attic standard, and were struck on broad, thin flans that were influenced by the Athenian New Style coinage. These series also copied a feature on their reverses, a large wreath that formed the border encompassing the entire reverse type. We know from the Delos inventory lists that these coins were referred to as stephanophoroi, attesting to the ubiquity of these series. The types appearing on the coins clearly indicated their civic nature, depicting the city’s patron deity on the obverse and various aspects of the city’s culture on the reverse.

Artemis Fowl as a demigod

Ok so I know that most people think that if Artemis were a half-blood he would be in the Athena cabin and I used to agree with them
Hear me out
Artemis kidnapped a fairy and kidnapping is bad
Therefore Artemis is the bad guy. Bad guys never win.
THEN (in the arctic incident) he attacks Russia in the winter!! If you remember from history, you are NEVER supposed to attack Russia, ESPECIALLY NOT in the winter!! It’s literally suicide!!
Bc he’s the son of (or descended from) Nike, the goddess of victory
(I’m sure there are TONS more examples, these were just the only two I remembered right now)

anonymous asked:


I promise I am getting them out as quickly as I possibly can! I’m literally writing an imagine at work right now hoping no one is looking over my shoulder and wondering why I’m typing so furiously lol. But I do understand how you are feeling bc I am dying for @nike-shawn to post their next imagine.

icepeters-book-trash  asked:

I used to have a friend who would criticize me on every single thing. Like I wasn't wearing Nike gym shoes one day and she said that I was gonna be made fun of in high school bc I don't wear the right brand of shoes. Like I own Nikes I just wasn't wearing them those days.

that girl can choke :^) @ people dON’T INSULT MY ICE ICE BABY

im actually in denial about having a crush over this one guy in my physics class and like today i told him his hair was messy (he has sorta of a quiff like zayn used to) and then he told me to fix it for him omg fuck then i ran my fingers through his hair ahh

The signs as typical child stereotypes:

Aries: one of those kids that are always up for some beef and they always start it just bc they always have the energy to turn sassy
Taurus: the kid who got sick all the time and never covered their mouth when they coughed
Gemini: the kinda nerdy kid that everyone still liked bc they were funny & cute
Cancer: the kid who everyone thought was cute and innocent then would rage and/or cry like there was no tomorrow
Leo: that kid that was clearly loaded bc they always had nike shoes and wore real jewellery to school
Virgo: the kid that looked better than ALL OF U but was quiet and shy
Libra: the kid who always brough SUPERCOOL STUFF to school and everyone would be jealy af
Scorpio: the kid who tried to lead their friendship group and probably did bc they were probably somewhat scary
Sagittarius: the really nice kid who was probably somewhat attractive (in your kid eyes) and would always be nice & fun to play with
Capricorn: the nerdy kid that thought they were better than everyone
Aquarius: that one kid who would annoy you until you let them play with you
Pisces: that kid that always had crusty snot bordering their nostrils

Vary Rare Gold Stater From Kyrene

This coin, worth around $110,700, was struck under the magistrate Jason circa 331-322 BC. It portrays an image of Nike driving a quadriga and the inscription ΚΥΡΑΝΑΙ – ΩΝ. The reverse shows Zeus Ammon on a throne holding a scepter; his feet are on a stool. An eagle holding a serpent in its talons is to the right and the inscription ΙΑΣΟΝΟΣ (Jason) to the left.  

Kyrene (aka Cyrene) was an ancient Greek and Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya. It was founded in 630 BC as a settlement of Greeks from the Greek island of Thera (Santorini), traditionally led by Battus I, at a site 16 kilometres (10 mi) from its associated ancient port, Apollonia (Marsa Sousa). It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Kyrenaica (Cyrenaica) that it has retained to modern times. The city was named after a spring, Kyre, which the Greeks consecrated to Apollo. It was also the seat of the Cyrenaics, a famous school of philosophy in the 3rd century BC, founded by Aristippus, a disciple of Socrates. It was then nicknamed the “Athens of Africa.”