RHETORIKOS - 120 x 200
Aristotle defined rhetoric as "the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion". Because the ancient Greeks highly valued public political participation, rhetoric emerged as a crucial tool to influence politics. However, according to the Sophists, such as Gorgais, a successful rhetorician could speak convincingly on any topic, regardless of his experience in that field.
EQUINOX - 120 x 190
Equinox comes from the Latin words “aequi,” which means equal, and “nox,” meaning night. On the equinox, day and night are of nearly equal length across the planet. To the ancient Greeks, the September equinox marked the return of the goddess Persephone to the darkness of the underworld, where she was reunited with her husband Hades.
TIMAEUS - 140 x 190
Timaeus is one of Plato's dialogues that puts forward an elaborate account of the formation of the universe and its impressive order and beauty. Plato proposes that the universe is the product of rational, purposive, and beneficent agency. It is the handiwork of a divine Craftsman (Demiurge) who, imitating an unchanging and eternal model, imposes mathematical order on a preexistent chaos to generate the ordered universe (kosmos).
AEGIS - 125 x 197
The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology. The aegis of Athena (interpreted as an animal skin or a shield) is referred to in several places in the Iliad. "It produced a sound as from a myriad roaring dragons (Iliad, 4.17) and was borne by Athena in battle."
ALPHA - 125 x 200
Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and has a value of 1 in the system of Greek numerals. Serving both as a symbol and term, alpha is used to refer to or describe a variety of things, including the first or most significant occurrence of something. According to Plutarch's natural order of attribution of the vowels to the planets, alpha was connected with the Moon.