hismarmorealcalm: Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth Greek Hellenistic period 2nd century B.C. Marble Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World”
Gold snake bracelet with garnet, from the Greek-Hellenistic period, 3rd-to-2nd century BC
Polybius (born in Megalopolis in c. 200 – c. 118 BC) - Greek historian of the Hellenistic period noted for his work, The Histories, which covered the period of 264–146 BC in detail. The work describes the rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance in the ancient Mediterranean world and included his eyewitness account of the Sack of Carthage in 146 BC. Polybius is also important for his analysis of the mixed constitution or the separation of powers in government.
STATUE OF MARSYAS The Statue of Marsyas, dated to the Hellenistic period, was found in Tarsus, a historical city in south-central Turkey. He is depicted as hung from a tree and his muscles stretched due to torture draw attention. So to say, he has a physically silent but angry expression. The original version of this special statue should have been placed to the center of a group of statues including the statue of Apollo sitting on his left side and a slave sharpening his knife in order…