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Falakro mountain - Greece

Wild, as in game or herbs or anything that's not been cultivated, as in άγριο βασιλικό (ágrio vasilíko), wild basil.

Sacrifice of a young boar, with kalos inscription (ΕΠΙΔΡΟΜΟΣ ΚΑΛΟΣ). Tondo from an Attic red-figure cup, ca. 510 BC–500 BC.

In ancient times, wild animals were often used in sacrifices, especially to Artemis.


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Epidromos Painter, ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ