Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pygmy Painted in Pompei Pokes a Hippo

"African Pygmies battle a hippopotamos on the river Nile: one spearing its back, whilst another is swallowed from a boat. Other Pygmies rein in a crocodile, as one rides its back." Fresco from 1st century AD, Pompeii Imperial Rome. - source.
Browse the galleries at the Theoi Greek Mythology website to see a good selection of Greek and Roman art.

The site also has a great beastiary.

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