Monday, November 14, 2011

Solomon the pygmy?

SOLOMON THE PYGMY? Dorothy Lobel King is skeptical of the claim in BAR in 2008 that Solomon, Socrates, and Aristotle are pictured in a Pompeii fresco.
Did I mention that his Aristotle, Socrates and Solomon are all pygmies? It’s mean to be a humorous scene on a podium decorated with fresco scenes of pygmies. In another panel they battle crocodiles and hippopotami, whilst in a third they process along the banks of a river (images here).