Outside the Gate of Pompeii by John William Godward, 1905.

"The setting for Godward’s painting was based upon surviving archaelogical remains at Pompeii. The road is that leading from the forum to the Villa dei Misteri on the outskirts of the city, which is lined with family tombs. At the top of this street was a triumphal arch similar to the one depicted by Godward and the half-moon-shaped exedra with lion-leg decoration still survives."

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World Wide Crisis: Dylan O’Brien, Shelley Hennig and Khylin Rhambo smoke! News at 11!

Give me a fucking break. So they smoke. A lot of actors smokes because smoking allows them to come off an emotional high quickly, it also staves off hunger and allows them to stay skinny. Is it healthy? Of course not. Would I prefer if they did not smoke? Sure, especially since I’ve lived in a smoking household my whole life long and I hate the smell of cigarettes on people. But I still prefer smokers over heavy drinkers or junkies. If they have to have a bad habit, I would rather they smoked than did drugs or drank themselves under the table.

So yeah, they are human. What a fucking surprise! This fandom, really!

"I-It’s nice to meet you, Ser Khyran!"

Since aeolian-mode's amazing inquisitor Khyran considers Cole as a son, I believe it would've been really fun if he ever met Aurora. She would've been really flustered, at least at first! Aaaah, if it ever could be written. :'D (Cole would be pleased, of course. ~ ) This is just a sketch, though, so I didn't use too many colours! ;u; And I'll practice more on him! 

Τρίτη Μεσοῦντος/ Τρισκαιδεκάτη/ Τρίτη ἐπὶ δέκα, XIII day From today’s sunset: thirteenth day of Anthesterion. III day of Anthesteria: Khytroi, ‘Pots’ “The festival used to be celebrated on the thirteenth [day] of [the
month] Anthesterion, according to Philochorus.” (Philochorus FGrH 328 
F84) “In it they would boil
every [kind of] seed in a pot and sacrifice it to Dionysus and to
Hermes. Theopompus says that those who had been saved from the flood
boiled a pot of every kind of seeds, whence the festival is thus named,
and that it is customary for them in the course of the festival (sc. the
Pots) to sacrifice … to Chthonic Hermes; but that no one eats from
the pot. [He says] those who had been saved did this, propitiating
Hermes on behalf of those who died also.” Suda s.v. Χύτροι “Hydrophoria: festival of the Athenians for those who died during the deluge.”
“He (Sulla) took Athens, as he says himself in his Memoirs, on the
Calends of March, a day which corresponds very nearly with the first of
the month Anthesterion. In this month, as it happens, the Athenians
perform many rites commemorating the destruction and devastation caused
by the flood, believing that the ancient deluge occurred at about this
time.” “An enclosure of Earth surnamed Olympian. Here the floor
opens to the width of a cubit, and they say that along this bed flowed
off the water after the deluge that occurred in the time of Deucalion,
and into it they cast every year wheat meal mixed with honey.” (Apoll. Ach. 365f4; Plut. Silla 14.6; Paus. 1. 18. 7) ‘Khytrinoi agones’: contests between comic actors; ‘limnomachai’ between children and youths; choral dances. (Hesych. s.v. limnomachai; schol. 218 Frogs; Call. fr. 305 Pfeiffer; Philostr. Vit. Apoll. 4.21) Aiora-Aletis
“Observing the annual commemoration for the daughter of Icarios- your
day, Erigone, you who are lamented by the maidens of Attica- he will
invite his friends to the banquet.” (Callim. Aet. fr. 178.1-5.) Θύραζε Κᾶρες, οὐκ ἔτ’ Ἀνθεστήρια
“outdoors, spirits, the Anthesteria are over.” On the basis that during
the Anthesteria the souls would be wandering throughout the city.” (Suda s.v. Θύραζε; Zenob. Ath. I, 30 p. 352 Miller)
(Attic chous, a Maenad and a baby Satyr; a kerykeion and two images of
Hermes. From Athens, 440-430 BCE. Now in the Ancient Greece and Rome
Gallery, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA…..)