Hagia Triada

Minoan and Mycenaean fig trees: some retrospective and prospective comments

2019.12.27 | By Gregory Nagy ยง0. The photograph I have chosen to illustrate my all-too-brief comments for this posting shows a fig tree. My first impression when I look at any adult fig tree in general is that its branches seem to crisscross each other, as we can see in the photograph I show here. And this visual pattern of crisscrossing reminds me of the ideogram representing this tree in… Read more