What were those Romans thinking about

Saturday 3rd July saw us preparing to leave the Isle of Wight, but fitting in a final visit to Brading Roman Villa. In the main room of the villa all four seasons were represented in mosaics.
Winter shows the self-castrated shepherd, Attis, receiving water for his flock.
Summer has a young girl being frightened when Achilles ‘reveals himself as a man’.
Autumn shows mad king Lycurgis chasing Ambrosia. She is saved only when the Gods turn her into a vine!
Spring was too dull to reproduce here. The goddess Ceres and the ploughman setting out to sow seeds. I’m not saying any more, except perhaps “Now steady on there Missus” said in a Frankie Howard voice.

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