The Theater of Dionysus, a shot from the theater back towards the Akropolis, the Sanctuary of Asklepios, the inside of the Odeum of Herodes (which is still used for shows!), and most importantly, Bee Movie in Greek.
Herod’s mausoleum was in the shape of a tower rising to a height of 25 m. It consisted of a podium, a square story, a circular story, and a roof. Each story contained a single burial chamber. The mausoleum was built from hard white limestone, suitable for carving, which was quarried near the site. The circular upper story included a domed chamber surrounded by 18 columns of the Ionic order. Herod’s sarcophagus probably stood in this room. The roof was concave conical in shape and decorated with six urns (imitating cinerary urns) around the base. At the top was a Corinthian capital, with an additional urn above it.
The mausoleum stood for no more than 70 years. in the course of the Jewish Revolt (66–70 CE ) it was wrecked and almost entirely dismantled, and the sarcophagi smashed to pieces.
2. C’est pas terrible (It’s not terrible) – It isn’t that great.
3. Et patati et patata (And blah, blah, blah,) – When someone won’t stop talking.
4. Un froid de canard (A duck’s cold) – It’s extremely cold outside.
5. Faire la grasse matinée (Doing the fat morning) – Sleeping in.
6. Avoir une araignée au plafond (Having a spider on the ceiling) – The ceiling refers to a person’s head and means that he/she is a little odd but that it doesn’t bother anyone.
7. Rentrer bredouille (Returning bredouille) – There’s no real translation for the word bredouille but it means returning empty-handed.
8. Tomber à pic (Falling at the peak) – To arrive at just the right time.
9. Avoir les yeux plus gros que le ventre (Having eyes bigger than the stomach) – This refers to a person whose desire for food was larger than their stomach and they end up overeating or not being able to finish the food on their plate.
10. Mettre la charrue avant les bœufs (Placing the plow before the oxen) – This is similar to the phrase “Putting the cart before the horse” and has the same meaning.
11. Bête comme un chou (Dumb like a cabbage) – Refers to a person who is dumb, similar to the expression “Dumber than a sack of hammers/rocks.”
12. Avoir le feu au derrière (Having fire on your behind) – To be in a hurry.
13. Donner sa langue au chat (To give one’s tongue to the cat) – To give up or to stop guessing.
14. Avoir d’autres chat à fouetter (Having other cats to whip) – Similar to “Having bigger fish to fry” meaning having other things to do.
15. Boire un coup/Prendre un verre (Drink a blow/Take a glass) – To have a drink.
16. Avoir le cafard (Having the cockroach) – Feeling down or depressed.
17. Être dans de beaux draps (Being in nice sheets) – Being in a mess.
18. Dormir sur les deux oreilles (Sleeping on both ears) – Sleeping well, having restful sleep.
19. Vieux/Vieille comme Hérode (Old like Herod) – Referring to King Herod in the Bible, this simply refers to a very elderly person.
20. À fond la caisse (At full throttle) – To go real fast, especially in a vehicle.
John William Waterhouse, 1849-1917 Born in: Rome (Lazio, Italy) Died in: St John’s Wood (London, Greater London, England) A Study of “Mariamne Leaving the Judgement Seat of Herod” 1887 Oil on canvas, 259 x 180 cm
image is one of Waterhouse’s most dramatic paintings. Mariamne was
considered to be the favorite of King Herod’s ten wives. He supposedly
loved her quite dearly, but let false rumours of gross unfaithfulness
brought to him by her sister, Salome, hold sway with him. Herod put
Mariamne on trial for the crime, and with great despair sentenced her to
be executed. (Xenohistorian, Publicbookshelf,) Mariamne is depicted
arms bound and fists clenched staring at her husband, Herod, with a look
of hurt disbelief. King Herod, unable to bring himself to look at her
drops his head to avoid her gaze. Behind her in a semi-circle sits some
of the elders, powerful people in Herod’s kingdom. Her dress is white
symbolizing her purity and innocence of the crime. Peter Trippi, world
expert on Waterhouse, in his catalogue rèsumè quoted playwright George
Bernard Shaw as noting that Mariamne’s descending the stair brings her
forward and makes her prominent in the painting, but the stairs turn and
lead down under a dark archway, symbolizing her fate. Mariamne Leaving
the Judgment Seat of Herod was apart of the famous Forbes collection for
over 30 years. It was sold in London over the spring of 2003. – Kara
Because @playingfetchwithdinosaurs was finally seduced into reading this amazing series and then she came to me because she needed more. Also, coincidentally, @notagoodplace4gods finished yesterday CP, but told me only today that she was freaking out over their love and she needed more so here I am giving more to them ;)
💖: my absolutely favorite stories about those Kings
“Oh,” Laurent finds himself saying. Damianos has excused himself from his conversation, and has begun to make his way through the crowd. Here stand the Princes of Vere, after all. The ethereal Veretian Prince brothers. Laurent lifts his eyes towards the ceiling, arching his brows. “Heavens,” he says, voice tight.
Here’s some other photos from today’s acropolis wanderings!
1. Altar of Dionysos near the various incarnations of the temples to Dionysos Eleuthereus.
2. Theatre of Dionysos where the City Dionysia competitions were held.
5. View of Athens from the acropolis.
6. Odeon of Herodes Atticus.