EIRENE - 80 x 90
Eirene comes from Greek mythology. She was the personification of peace and one of the Horae. She was depicted in art as a woman carrying a cornucopia, sceptre, and a torch or rhyton. She is said sometimes to be the daughter of Zeus and Themis. Her Roman equivalent was Pax.
DEMOS - 120 x 160 cm
Demos, pronounced 'day-moss', has several meanings, all of them important for Athenian democracy. Demos is the Greek word for 'village, or, as it is often translated, 'deme'. The deme was the smallest administrative unit of the Athenian state, like a voting precinct or school district. Another meaning of Demos, to the Athenians, was 'People', as in the People of Athens, the body of citizens collectively.
ERGON - 180 x 180
Ergon - sense of function, task or work. This Greek word, for something 'done' or 'made', is used by the philosophers in a twofold sense: either as the activity of a thing or as the product of that activity.
Greek philosopher Heraclitus was the first to introduce the term ergon, in the form of 'en-ergon', related to heat or fire as the primordial source of activity or "energy" in modern parlance.
AGALMA - 75 X 100
Glory, delight, honour. "Agalma" is an ancient Greek word that means ornament, gift, image, and statue. It possesses a broad meaning in which economic value, aesthetic aspects, cultural studies, and symbolics power come together.
QUADRIVIUM - 125 x 190
The 'quadrivium' (meaning 'four ways' in Latin) was the study of numbers comprising four subjects, or arts; arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. The quadrivium was considered preparatory work for the study of philosophy and theology.
HEKATE - 80 x 90 cm
Hekate was a goddess in ancient Greek mythology, most often shown holding a pair of torches or a key and in later periods depicted in triple form. She was variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, light, magic,knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants.
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.
PHOS - 95 x 110
In ancient Greek, phos means light, luminousness, ray. It is akin to phao, "to give light (from the roots pha and phan, expressing "light as seen by the eye" and metaphorically, as "reaching the mind"). Primarily light is a luminous emanation, probably of force, from certain bodies, which enables the eye to discern form and colour.
GRAPHEIN - 89 x 104 cm
The word "graphein" is the Greek present active infinitive of the verb meaning "scratch," "carve," or "write" (γράφειν). The word calligraphy for example, comes from two Greek words stuck together, kallos, meaning "beauty," and graphein, meaning "to write" — literally "beautiful writing."
BYZANTIN - 75 x 90 cm
The etymology of "Byzantion is unknown and its origins are shrouded in legend. It may be derived from the Thracian or Illyrian personal name Byzas. Ancient Greek legend refers to King Byzas, the leader of the Megarian colonists who founded Byzantium in 667 BC when he sailed northeast across the Aegean Sea.