Digital ID: 418038. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914] Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division. See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery. Persistent URL: digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?418038 Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions; may be subject to third party rights (for more information, click here)
Zeus: Statue of Zeus from the Athenian Museum (sometimes called Poseidon, although the twist of the right hand shows he originally held a lightning bolt, not a trident). Used as the frontispiece of the "Zeus" chapter. My favorite ancient greek statue. I find him handsome, divine perfect in every aspect.
This is the headpiece of the traditional costume from Macedonia, Greece. Notice how much it resembles an ancient Greek helmet? According to the legend, while Alexander the Great was on an expedition, his kingdom was attacked. The men he had left behind retreated, but the women did not. They were the ones who defended his kingdom and won the battle. When he came back he presented them with helmets as a symbol of honour. Women in the area proudly wear it ever since