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Spartan Youth Training

Agoge - Feb 2018

Spartan Youth Training (ah GOH gee, rhymes with doggie): You have been cast into the wild for one year. Given a burlap cloth, no food, no cell phone. Snow has begun to fall.

Agis Scolds Ephor

Size - Feb 2018

"Are you aware, Agis, of the force's size opposing you?"
"Mind yourself, Ephor. Spartans do not ask how many. Only where?"

Spartan Comforts Children

Synonyms - Feb 2018

"Are you going to fight for Sparta, Papa?"
"No, my child. I go to fight for you."

Templar Accusers

Accused - Oct 2018

I counsel caution, Sire."
"Caution? They've accused me of debauchery. With my sister!"
"Indeed, brother. Such impudence cannot go unpunished."
"Sire. The army is in Solasti. All you have is the castle garrison and court guards."

"There's two of them!"
"They're Templars, Sire."

Athenian King and Cohorts

Bath House - Dec 2016

Athenian Luxury.

Man Offers Wine

Bath House - Dec 2016

Athenian Decadence

Delilah Cuts Samsons Hair

Locks - Jul 2018

Samson and the vengeful Delilah.

Achilles and Achilettes

Achilles - Jun 2020

For those whose hair just ignited, no. This is not a historically accurate portrayal.

Achilles and Mother

Akylos - Feb 2019

It is left to us, the descendants of time immemorial, to imagine a moment in the world of history's greatest warrior birthed by the goddess, Thetis. Countless many who saw her son did not survive it.

Helen of Troy Meets Paris

Helen - Nov 2018

Helen saw a chance to escape an arranged marriage. Menelaus saw an ally against his enemies. Paris saw the face that would launch a thousand ships. None saw the coming horrors or heard the Fates cackling.

Battle Of Troy Dawns

Troy - Mar 2019

Dawn had begun to splinter the night but only crackling flames disturbed the stillness. He raised his face to once more greet the sunrise.In the pre-dawn light, he had briefed his commanders: Phoenix, Eudorus, Peisander, Menesthius, Alcimedon, good men all. Horns would sound the final assault as he charged the ramparts.

Many had fallen to the savage arc of his sword, but he remembered none of them. Except Hector. How many more would fall today? Achilles reached down to rub his heel. It ached.

Lady o' the Lake

Acquisition - Jan 2019

When prudish historians sat down to chronicle the legends of Arthur and the Lady o' the Lake, they left out a crucial detail

Classic Biblical Story

Gomorrah - Apr 2020

In researchng this scene, a pattern emerged such that the majority of depictions showed Lot and his family at a distance. When I zoomed in, it became clear why he was so anxious to get his daughters far from Sodom and Gommorah's depravity and wickedness. :-)

Classic Biblical Story

The Wrestler - Apr 2020

Many artists depict Jacob as an aged man in this oft-interpreted scene. The thought such a person could wrestle an angel all night lacked credibility.

Young Spartan

Young Leonidas - Aug 2020

A classic scene from a legendary movie

A Templar and a Maiden

Restoration - Dec 2020

"Baron Malsen and his men are not long gone. Are you the only one to arrive?"
"A Templar has arrived m'Lady."
"Then if my and my family's honor would be restored, please good Sir, let it be by the sword my father used so valiantly to establish it."