TRITEA (Ancient city) PATRA
In Triteia is a sanctuary of the gods called Almighty, and their images are made of clay. In honor of these every year they celebrate a festival, exactly the same sort of festival as the Greeks hold in honor of Dionysus.
There is also a temple of Athena, and the modern image is of stone. The ancient image, as the folk of Triteia say, was carried to Rome.
Before you enter the city is a tomb of white marble, well worth
seeing, especially for the paintings on the grave, the work of Nicias. There is
an ivory chair on which is a young and beautiful woman, by whose side is a handmaid
carrying a sunshade. There is also a young man, who is standing. He is too young
for a beard, and wears a tunic with a purple cloak over it. By his side is a servant
carrying javelins and leading hounds. I could not discover their names, but anyone
can conjecture that here man and wife share a common grave.
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