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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


The Danaid Group (Biographical details)

The Danaid Group (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 340BC - 320BC; fl.)

Also known as

Danaid Group


A large group of Campanian red-figure vase-painter whose names are unknown. Trendall called them the Danaid Group as the group consisted of painters in the circle of the Danaid Painter (q.v.). This group was part of the larger AV Group (q.v.) and included a number of artists whose individual hands can be recognised. A very large number of vases have been attributed to the group on the basis of style.


Trendall LCS 427-437, especially 427-429.