You may have heard of Inktober, where each day of October there’s a new word to use as inspiration for a drawing, painting, collage – any kind of artwork. Well, thanks to Greek Myth Comix, we now have the annual joy of ClassicsTober. Each day of October, we’ll put up a classically-themed word. Using these as inspiration, create any style of artwork and tweet it using the hashtag #ClassicsTober. If you don’t have access to a Twitter account, send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll tweet it for you.
4th October: Threshold
A doorway or a boundary to be crossed over. Sometimes in stories this has a symbolic meaning, representing a transition in life. Perhaps you could be inspired by a mythological threshold, such as the doorway to the Underworld, or perhaps you’re thinking of the threshold of an actual building from ancient times – perhaps where everyday Romans used to live or even something grander.
The themes for Classics-tober ’22
|1. coin||2. script||3. three||4. threshold||5. knowledge||6. bough|
|7. katabasis||8. octopodes||9. feat||10. psyche||11. priestess||12. simile|
|13. serpentine||14. luna||15. monument||16. necromacy||17. bronze||18. vine|
|19. warrior||20. transformation||21. cult||22. mother||23. pathos||24. idol|
|25. lamp||26. Bacchanalia||27. epithet||28. ancestor||29. return||30. offering|