Monday, 12 July 2010

Zazzle Monday!

Good morning! It’s Monday and that means we are back to the beginning of the week. I hope everyone had fun weekends!

Today I’ve picked something for the ancient Greek world. Even if you don’t know anything about ancient Greece there are still a few names that should be familiar to you, such as Homer. Nowadays most people know the name through the infamous “Homer Simpson”. But to students of the ancient world Homer was a blind poet who composed two epic poems; The Iliad, which covered several days of the ten year Trojan War, and the Odyssey which covered the journey of the king Odysseus as he tried to get home after the war.

Greek students are required to read both books as part of their studies, although they tend to read one of the many English translations unless they’re studying the Greek language. Those that read it in the Greek can now read it whenever they have a cup of tea, thanks to this mug!

On one side this mug has “Iliad Book 1, 1-23” (1-23 refers to the lines) and then on the other side it has the passage written in ancient Greek! This mug is in the shop of googolperplexd who has lots of “nerd products” in their shop (their words, not mine XD) including t-shirts and mousemats!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Etsy Wednesday!

Welcome to Wednesday! Is it wet wet wet or sun sun sun where you are?

Let’s move to ancient Greece today. As I’ve said many times before it’s one of my favourite periods and places to study. I am a bit of a Grecophile. And I know I’m not the only one, ancient Greece inspired some of the world’s greatest thinkers. And even now it inspires writers and artists.

But whether you’re an artist drawing or simply a busy person that likes parts of the ancient world, chances are you will need a bag to carry your things around in when you go to work or to the shops. And now you can show your love of ancient things with this tote bag!


This tote bag was designed by BaoStudio on Etsy. Based in New York their print their designs on a bunch of products and they’ve got a huge range of designs.