Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Twitter Ye Not - Troy


Twitter Ye Not - Troy

A regular piece for a certain national newspaper about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

According to Eratosthenes, the Greek mathematician and astronomer, it was in early July of 1184BC that the armies of the Greeks, concealed in a wooden horse, entered the ancient city of Troy and brought about its destruction. Excavations on the prehistoric internet have now revealed the Twitter feed of that extraordinary time.

I have shown vain and beautiful Helen of Troy on the one side, with one of the thousand greek ships that her face is said to have launched beached on the shore behind her. On the right side, next to the walls of mighty Troy, stands blind Homer, scrolls of the Iliad and Odyssey under his arm. Between them is the Trojan Horse. The ground shows a 'greek key' pattern.

2 comments:

jombolom said...

I love all of this, but I *adore* the horse!

Panagis said...

it's like being back in school, in ancient greek class!
amazing and charming illustration. the triiris and the meandros ground are great details :)