In part, to check up on a period
and, in part, to pass the time
last night I took hold of a collection
of Ptolemaic inscriptions to read...

C.P. Cavafy, "Kaisarion" (translated by Martha Klironomos)

| introduction | language | religion | poetry-literature |
| philosophy-sciences | architecture | sculpture | arts |

Note: Click on the small photo to enlarge it.

01. Mosaic with a representation of a female figure, who depicts the personification of Alexandria. 2nd century BC.