Student Projects

These three students pretended that they were archaeologists who had discovered pottery (which they actually had made themselves) from the Hellenistic period. (Click on the images to view larger versions of these images.)  They related the subject matter on their pieces to poems by Anyte, whose translations they had read in the Snyder text.

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The student in the first image (inspired by A.P. 16.291 and 16.231) recreates on his water vessel a conversation between the god Pan and a herdsman (whom he imagines as Anyte herself in disguise). In his view the poet "paid meticulous attention to the attractive world of idyllic peace and respite, under the protection of Pan and the other rustic deities."

The second student in the first image, referring to A.P. 9.314 and 9.144, was impressed by the positive interventions in the lives of mortals by the deities. So she showed on her plate Hermes and Aphrodite "discussing a way to assist people."   This plate is the third on the first image.

The third student, attracted by Anyte's portrayal of animals, her "vivid imagery describing scenes of nature," and "the importance of relationships and the emotions entailed in such a bond," centered her discussion on the depiction (on her plate and in Anyte's poem, A.P.9.745) of a goat and a Naiad.   This plate is the middle plate shown in the first image.

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