the battle of the amazons


Nymphaem of the Tritons

Hierapolis, Phrygia, Turkey

3rd century CE

70 m long

The Nymphaem of the Tritons, along with the Nymphaeum near the Temple of Apollo, was one of the two large monumental fountains of the city. The building was composed of a basin 70m long, opened onto the street, and had a façade with two flaps, on which were niches to accommodate statues.
The systematic excavations of the monuments began in 1993, lead to the recovery of the elements of the marble architectural and figured decoration, which had collapsed in the large basin and was covered by layers of travertine. Of particular interest were the slabs with battles between Greeks and Amazons and reliefs with personifications of rivers and springs. The style of the reliefs, the architectural elements, and the dedication to the Emperor Severus Alexander Severus engraved on the architrave, allow its construction to be dated to the first half of the 3rd century CE.

A Terebi Land Color Graphic special celebrating the Best Heroes!

This cover is a lot of fun and features clockwise from the top:

Himitsu Sentai Goranger
Kamen Rider Super-1
Kaiketsu Zubat
Kamen Rider Amazon
Kamen Rider ZX
Kagaku Sentai Dynaman
Choudenshi Bioman
Nebula Mask Machine Man
Space Sheriff Gavan
Kikaider 01
The Kagestar
Kamen Rider Stronger
Battle Fever J
J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai

and then, in the middle:

Space Sheriff Shaider

Judging from the central character and the heroes featured, I am going to guess this was published in 1984

The Amazons didn’t arrive to Athens by sea, sea navigation wasn’t their specialty, they reached Athens riding, this choice meant a really long journey for them following the Black Sea coasts and heading South. The siege of Athens from the Amazons supposedly lasted for four months, peace was resumed as a result of the compromise of the two sides. This Amazonian expedition wasn’t a mythical but a historical event for ancient Athenians, that’s how they perceived it, as an actual event of their past. Two wall paintings depict this event, one in the temple of Theseus and the other in the Stoa Poikile. Many ancient Greek vase painters and sculptors were inspired by these events and the theme of the dramatic deaths of the courageous Amazons in battle.

A plaque relief depicting a Greek pursuing an Amazon. 2nd century CE Roman copies of scenes from the shield of Athena on the Athena Parthenos statue by Pheidias in the Parthenon. Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, Greece.

Dakota Johnson’s new projct: Unfit

Amazon Studios won a multi-studio bidding battle for the pic, on which Johnson also will serve as an executive producer under her Silhouette Productions with Brett Ratner and John Cheng of RatPac Entertainment producing. The spec script, based on Adam Cohen’s book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, was written by former litigation lawyer Melissa London Hilfers.

The logline: In the not-so-distant past, America was gripped by a political movement that promised to eliminate the “unfit” from our country. Unfit is the true story of Carrie Buck, a young Virginia woman who became a lightning rod for that movement, whose 1927 Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell legalized the sterilization of “undesirable” citizens. Buck was forced to fight against it singlehandedly for the one thing she desperately wanted: to be a mother.

Like many, I was not privy to this shocking and fascinating moment in American history,” Johnson said. “I quickly became obsessed with the prospect of shedding light on the massive misstep in American justice. Carrie Buck’s story is poignant and galvanizing, and certain aspects are unnervingly congruent with the relationship between the government and women today. It is an important story that alongside RatPac and Amazon, I am honored and eager to tell.

Said Ratner: “Dakota had told me about the book Imbeciles at a lunch last year, and when John Cheng and I read the spec script, we sent it to her immediately. I couldn’t be more thrilled be involved in this project with Dakota and Amazon, because I know Amazon’s passion and enthusiasm for telling this story is just as strong as Dakota’s.  Although this story took place almost a hundred years ago, the subject matter is unbelievably timely.


Amazon Killer declaring a challenge in this still from SUN VULCAN. 

Fun sidenote: Yukie Kagawa also played Amazoness in SPIDERMAN, one of the other Marvel/Toei-produced shows along with SUN VULCAN and BATTLE FEVER J. Though Amazon Killer is specifically revealed to be a survivor of the Vader Clan from DENZIMAN, there are those who believe that Amazon Killer is basically designed to be an expy of Amazoness. Which is great because both characters are fantastic. 

anonymous asked:

Why does Lex Luthor have such a GREAT rogues gallery? His archenemy is SUPERMAN, for God's sake, but he has a healthy crop of literal Supers to fight against: Supergirl, Connor Kent, Jon Kent, and Steel (to throw in some variety)! And he's such a versatile guy you could have him battle the vigilante Batman or amazon Wonder Woman and it wouldn't feel weird! And he has a great set of supporting people like Mercy Graves and Bizarro! Why is Luthor so based and able to punch way out of his league?

Well, he has to be well-defined to justify being a puny human who wants Superman as his arch-nemesis, and once he’s that good a character, and has fingers in every pie, and becomes popular enough that DC would want him to fight Batman, it makes sense that he’s shown as going up against plenty of other characters, and that he’s more than able to hold his own against them given he’s able to legitimately challenge Superman.