A quick thanks to one of my former students for sending me this personal photo of a 2nd-century-AD marble head of Zeus Ammon that was on display at The Met. It’s a great visual example of the syncretism that occurred in Hellenistic cultures. If you look closely, you can see part of the ram horns of the Egyptian god Amun (Greek Ammon) on the head of Zeus. Now if we could only find a Zeus with longhorns on him, we could really be confident that “what starts here changes the world”.
One of my former students sent this image of Francisco De Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son on a piece of toast, which made me laugh. I suppose that it’s about time that Saturn (Cronus) appeared on somebody’s toast, but I don’t think it happened miraculously. Apparently, the image was posted on Tumblr. Funny stuff.