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PEPLUM TV: ARTEMIS : Greek God of the Month (week 2)
She was the goddess of motherhood and, with her children, a protectress of the young. Her name and iconography suggest she was also a goddess of modesty and womanly demure. Like her sister Asteria she may also have been a goddess of the night, or alternatively of the light of day. When Leto was pregant with the twins she was pursued relentlessly by the goddess Hera , who drove her from land to land preventing her from finding a place to rest and give birth.
Vilhelm Hammershøi: 6 works
Frans van Mieris the Elder —81 trained his sons Jan —90 and Willem in the fijnschilder tradition. Unfortunately, Jan died at a young age in Rome before he produced many works, but Willem continued to paint well into the eighteenth century. His works, which are rather slick in execution, were in great demand and fetched high prices. He painted many of the same subjects as his father, but he also produced many history pieces and, after , kitchen and shop scenes.
This page explains the what, when and where of the Athenian Hetairai, and also clarifies the differences between the Hetairai and the other forms of prostitution in ancient Greece. Prostitution in ancient Athens was allowed to be practiced and completely legal, as long as the women were not official Athenian citizens. This became ever more popular during the time of Solon 6th century BCE , an Athenian statesman and lawmaker, as he is credited to have funded many brothels filled with prostitutes who did not have Athenian citizenship. In short, the Greek Symposia was a drinking party for men in the elite class of Athens.