Apollo Parnopios

Apollo Parnopios (Lord of Locusts). Metallic reconstruction of a Roman marble copy of a bronze Greek statue believed to have been sculpted by Phidias. Museum Hessen Kassel, Germany.

In this life-size reconstruction, the god has set eyes and lips of copper foil, and the bow and arrow and grasshoppers of silver.

Image Source: http://www.italipes.com/schedadidattica11.htm

July 13 marks the Ludi Apollinares, games held in honor of Apollo, starting in 212 B.C.E. The events included horse races, stage performances, and theatrical drama. The annual festival was given as the result of a vow made to Apollo during the Second Punic War, which resulted in the Roman victory over the forces of Hannibal.

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