Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The old streets of Lindos

In the 6th Century B.C., seven wise men of Antiquity became known for their social and political wisdom: Thalis of Miletus, Pittacus of Mytilene, Solon of Athens, Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Periander of Corinth and Cleoboulos of Lindos.
Cleoboulos, the ruler of Lindos , boasted descendence from Hercules. He traveled widely and was well acquainted with Egyptian philosophy. He wrote poems, riddles and epigrams.
The only riddle written by him which has arrived to us is the following: The father is one and his children twelve. Each of the children has twice thirty daughters who have a different appearance: some are white others are black, some of them are immortal while others die.
The answer is: Time.
Lindos
Isle of Rhodes
Greece

19 comments:

Dina said...

The picture looks like a place were time stands still.
Great riddle. I'm sending it on to my kids.

Steffe said...

I love walking down these old alleys.

Babooshka said...

The white of these building really pops. Great narrative today. I am a little bit of a geek when it comes to myths and legends.

B SQUARED said...

Lovely. Great perspective.

Sashindoubutsu said...

Cool riddle, great photo.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I am enjoying your photos of Rhodes. We were there, unfortunately for only one day, about 8 years ago during a cruise of he Greek Isles and coast of Turkey. I will look forward to seeing your upcoming photos.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Love the picture... I am in total love of Mediterranean blues and whites, and of course a street shot is perfect, a path to?

Thank you!

Saretta said...

Love those white-washed buildings!

R. Yaeko said...

I really like that riddle. It's a shame more of his work hasn't survived.

Field of View said...

Fantastic perspective. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

Well you found the shot I"ve been waiting for. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful perspective D. I want to frame this. Your text is lovely as well. I'm leaving my comments to revisit the photograph now.
V

California Girl said...

I agree with Dina.

This would make a wonderful painting.

Blognote said...

Thank you, my friends, for your comments!!

Kris said...

Great image!

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Kcalpesh said...

Superb composition and an intelligent riddle. Loved this post! Thanks for sharing!

Carrie Hayes said...

What a wonderful place, simply beautiful

ms said...

great pic. i am inspired to paint it!

seanjonesfoto said...

beautiful...