Posted by: aediculaantinoi | March 7, 2013

The Trophimoi Week Continues: Memnon’s Day

I may have a major announcement in a short while. But, first things first: daily devotional activities…

memnon

I never get tired of seeing the face of Memnon, one of the most unique and evocative-ofcharacter pieces of sculpture that I think I know of currently (and that includes all of the Antinous and Polydeukion sculptures!). I have written about him in 2011 and in 2012. He is a father and grandfather of the Tetrad, as detailed in here. And, you can read a bit more about him in both Devotio Antinoo: The Doctor’s Notes, Volume One and A Garland for Polydeukion. [Shameless self-pluggery obligations complete for the day!]

And now for the YouTube oracle for “Memnon”:

While this is about Homer’s Memnon, no doubt, nonetheless, I had no idea Schubert had a song featuring him! And that’s Timothy Sharp (perhaps not the best name for a musician!) singing it…

And this one was just getting even better when it cut off, but watch it anyway…

I’ll have to see if I can get a hold of Gregory Walker’s books in the near future…

And, I believe that’s all I have for today for honoring Memnon.

Praise to the great Trophimos, Memnon Topadein of the Blameless Ethiopians!


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  1. [...] Today, in our week honoring the Trophimoi of Herodes Attikos and the rest of their family, we honor Achilles–in many respects, the most enigmatic of the three Trophimoi, even though we have more on him than we do on his brother Memnon [...]


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