Sunday, March 25, 2007

Samos Kouros cast

I saw this on the Samos Kouros cast on rogueclassicism the other day. Firstly, the picture does not do the cast justice. The thing is huge. A person standing directly in front of it and looking straight at it might encounter its fist. I can't get the video to play on my computer, but I hope it's the one they showed at the lecture. That was fun and gives a better idea of how huge this thing is.

Also, it's actually been on display in the museum for about a month before the lecture. I would have gone to watch them bring it in, but--as I recall--I was busy with a paper.

And if you're in the area but haven't been to the cast gallery in the Classics Faculty at Cambridge, it's definitely worth visiting. You don't usually get to see all these statues together in one place.

Anyway, my Rome review will probably be a bit later than it usually is, as I shall be on a plane homeward most of Monday. And lest you, dear readers, think I shall have gobs of free time, my vacation will be short and work-filled, alas.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Drakos said...

This is somewhat humorous:

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Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Hah! That is wonderful. Thanks, m'dear!

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