Me and my Greek armor in Metapontum, late 90's. Many thanks to Gemma for this picture. It reminds me the nostalgic look of the poet Constantinos Cavafis as in the poem "On the Italian seashore", where a young guy from Magna Graecia is watching with melancholy the decline of the ancient world.
Kemos Menedorou, a young Italian,
He spends his life among the amusement;
as very common for those young guys in Magna Graecia
which grow among riches.
But for today it is enough, therefore against its nature.
Thoughtful and sorrowful next to the seashore
and with great melancholia, He is staring at the ships
that unload the sack of the Peloponnese.
The Greek loot, the sack of Corinth.
Ah, for sure today it is not regular,
it is not possible for the young Italian
to have, for fun, any kind of desire.