Portrayal of Libya

Not sure when the Met put this up yesterday (I think it was before the Ghadaffi business), but it caught my eye and — of course — computers were down at my school so I couldn’t send it when I had time. Whatever he case, it’s an intaglio depiction of Libya which is really interesting for the ‘crown’ the allegory wears … an elephant! I’d never seen that before:

Classics Confidential: Tony Keen

The Classics Confidential folks chat with Tony Keen (who I think is one of the Classicists who has been on the Internet at least as long as I have) about the upcoming Swords, Sorcery, Sandals and Space: The Fantastika and the Classical World conference: