the dark Athena Lemnia


She once graced the Acropolis in Athens. She was a gift from citizens who were preparing to settle on the island of Lemnos. She is surrounded by bright figures: naked youths, goddesses in heavily pleated robes, and warriors. Opposite her stands Julius Caesar, coolly surveying the room. He heads a long line of Roman emperors. And in the background stands a large panel from the famed Pergamon altar. Dr. Patrick Schollmeyer points to it: “This was the action cinema of ancient times.” Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) 


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