Monday, April 25, 2016


A Strange Collection

Robert Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 19:
[N]one of the gods commonly found in or near Greek houses is straightforwardly represented in human form. Hestia is the hearth, Zeus Ktesios a pot, Apollo Aguieus a pillar, Hermes a block with head and phallus; Zeus Herkeios had an altar, but was perhaps not further represented. A strange collection they would make, lined up in a row!

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