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Erol Degirmenci

An ardent classicist based in the pearl of the Aegean. Admirer of Neoclassical art. Lover of anything related to antiquity.

Stories By Erol Degirmenci

  • Ancient Greece

    The Serene Beauty of a Pastoral Love: Daphnis and Chloé Paintings

    By September 11, 2020

    Well-known love stories are an essential part of our literary conscience. Within these stories, themes such as separation, sacrifice, and passion play a significant role. Yet, there are not many examples where the love between characters...

  • 21st century

    Three Unique Portrayals of Europa’s Abduction Myth

    By September 10, 2020

    The mesmerizing realm of Greek mythology is one of the greatest sources for artists to exhibit their technical brilliance and unique interpretations. Its influence and weight not only strongly felt in visual arts, but in every...

  • Ancient Greece

    Depictions of Ajax in Ancient Greek Pottery

    By July 9, 2020

    Ancient Greek literature is abundant in legendary heroes who live and die for everlasting glory. Their names and deeds echoed in the conscience of many societies for centuries and continue to do so. Naturally, these epochal...

  • 19th Century

    William Waterhouse’s Love for Circe

    By May 21, 2020

    Circe is one of the fascinating characters in Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Due to her complex and unconventional nature, many painters have attempted to portray her in their own unique ways throughout history. Yet, there...

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