Traditionally, historians took the date of the first recorded Olympic Games in 776 B.C. as the beginning of the "ancient Greek" period, ending with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C., when begins the Hellenistic period.
However, Ancient Greece is often taken to include the following period, until to the Roman conquest on 146 B.C.
The civilization of the ancient Greeks has been hugely influential on our language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science, and arts, giving rise to the Renaissance in Western Europe and again resurgent during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th Century in Europe and in the Americas.
Marlen also was charmed by Greek culture, and in this Limited Edition recalls the themes and the designs of one of the oldest and most influent cultures in the world.
Fountain pen and rollerball made in black resin with changing grey-brown-amber bands.
The large sterling silver band of the barrel reproduces in low-relief Cryses and Agamennon, while the cap one reproduces the head of Apollo, famous sculpture made by the most important Greek sculptor Phidia.
Cap and body are also decorated with bronze and brass rings.
A more precious version, with solid gold band, is produced in only 146 pieces.
Piston filing system, 14 Kt gold nib, EF, F, M, B.