PICTORIAL PUN IDENTIFICATION
RESULTS AND OVERALL WINNER
With so many excellent responses from both Teachers and Students, the tie breaker had to be the specific mention of Aristophanes’ Chorus of Eleusinian Initiates by JO LASHLY, with supporting references!
£100.00 will shortly be winging its way to you. Congratulations!
Answers and honourable mentions below…
1 – Contact: RF Attic Kylix, Douris Painter c500BC Berlin, Staatliche Museum.
Man sending email on laptop …..no wait……writing tablet with stylus!!
Marc Ives & VI Form: Telemachus writing down all the mean things the suitors are saying to tell Odysseus
Sally Knights: Two days after you have convinced the grumpy bursar to send the deposits, along comes a solitary Year 8 professing an ardent desire to join the group, and waving a deposit which kindly grandparents have stumped up for! Now, you really have had enough of forms and names and ‘where did I put that permission slip’ anxiety, but how can you refuse?
2 – Booking Conditions: Mosaic with Theseus slaying the Minotaur (300-400 AD) discovered in Roman villa at Loigerfelder near Salzburg (Austria) in 1815. Now at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Booking conditions can be difficult to navigate. Be like Theseus and kill that Minotaur of complexity or get lost in the maze…
Stephen Jenkins: A labyrinth of provisos to meet
4 – Coronavirus Update: Statue of Asclepius, god (or rather hero) of healing. Roman copy C1-2AD, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Sonia and Eleanore Vincent-Gill (past colleague and student): has anyone tried snake venom as a cure for coronavirus?
Sally Knights: The very latest in social distancing aids is bound to be popular with teachers. The specially designed Asclepius pole, features a particularly fierce snake which will make even the naughtiest Year 9 think twice about getting too close.
5 – Quality Assurance: Murex snail shells from which purple was extracted for use in high quality garments (cf Arete weaving with purple skeins in Od 7)
6 – Booking Guide: ἀκολουθι (imperative from ἀκολουθέω, I follow)
‘Follow the Steps!’ – as supposedly written on the sandal soles of Corinthian prostitutes.
Dr. Cora Beth Knowles: That’s one way to get people to join your Tours!
7 – Safety: Σωτηρία Roman Mosaic (5CAD), Hatay Archaeology Museum, Antioch.
Soteria, goddess of safety to offer protection
Sally Knights: The goddess who keeps you from harm loves CAKES! Here is the excuse to demand a long stop at that service station just near the Patras bridge and stock up on their baklava. All in the name of safety and deliverance.
8 – Cookies: Clay model, early 5th century BC from Tanagra, currently in Louvre.
Female baker obviously getting some cookies out of the oven…
Marc Ives & VI Form: Oven ready Delian League Speech
Sally Knights: This oven is not producing cookies at all, but is turning out gyros pittas in Thanasis in Monastiraki Square, that lovely restaurant which always manages to find place for 40 hungry pupils and a discrete teachers table.
9 – FAQs: RF Kylix Tondo, c480-470BC. From Vulci attributed to the Oedipus Painter, now in the Vatican museum.
Dr. Cora Beth Knowles: This sets up expectations. I was hoping all your FAQs would be in the form of riddles. Granted that might be annoying. It might also lead to incest, self-mutilation and death. Not a good start to a holiday!
Sally Knights: And how about this question too, O Sphinx? How will things change when we leave the EU? Bet even Oedipus wouldn’t manage an answer to that one!
Well Done to all participants – we are pleased you enjoyed looking up the answers as much as we enjoyed setting them!
As the Booking Guide ἀκολουθι sandal print made so many people laugh, we’d be especially grateful if someone could send us a suitable picture for ‘Testimonials’ – but not too lifelike thank you!