The ancient world seen through an Edwardian haze. Paintings by Scottish artist William Russel Flint.

"Theocritus Idyll XVIII, chorus and musicians." 1913.
“Theocritus Idyll XVIII, chorus and musicians.” 1913. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/315533517636163966/
"She set forth to go to the hall to the  company of the proud wooers, with  the back-bent bow in her hands, and  the quiver for the arrows." Illustration for an edition of the Odyssey that was first published in 1924.
“She set forth to go to the hall to the company of the proud wooers, with the back-bent bow in her hands, and the quiver for the arrows.” Illustration for a 1924 edition of the Odyssey. Image © 2007 Spirit of the Ages. Fair use license. via http://spiritoftheages.com/William_Russell_Flint_-_”The_Odyssey_of_Homer”_(1924).htm
"Now when the wooers had put from them the desire of meat and drink they minded them of other things, even of the song and dance: for these are the crown of the feast."
“Now when the wooers had put from them the desire of meat and drink they minded them of other things, even of the song and dance: for these are the crown of the feast.” Inscribed number 3 The Odyssey, Book I. 1920’s. Watercolor and bodycolor. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/sir-william-russell-flint-ra-prws-rsw-4367109-details.aspx