The obligatory rat, to make it seem run down. Rats thrive when there are a lot of humans around, creating a food supply, and a lack of predators. There are no houses shown in today’s strip so it appears more rural than part of the large city they seemed to be in when they first arrived. But who knows when so little is explained and the art does nothing to help establish any kind of ambiance.
Could you cite a source for Greeks living in caves? I could find none. Even in a wikipedia article about humans living in caves, there have only been a handful of of cultures post- Stone Age, that have lived in caves. Sure, there could of people living in caves like some present day hippies do but, given how they were used, that seems unlikely.
The Greeks didn’t live in caves, they used them in a quest for divine wisdom. From an abstract of "Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind – Descending Underground in the Search for Ultimate Truth:
“Underground sojourns recur in the activities of several early Greek sages and philosophers. Mystery initiations comprise rites located in caves or dark chambers. The sages, seers, and initiates shared a quest for hidden truth, which they attained as revelation or vision.”
That really doesn’t even look like the “seedy part of town”; heck, it doesn’t even look like they are still in town. I expected to see a bunch of houses but the only two buildings nearby look like they are temples.
With only one difference – and it wasn’t togas. Putting them in togas is just sloppy research or, more likely, no research.
They just legalized composting dead bodies in my state: https://www.businessinsider.com/washington-state-human-compost-bodies-into-soil-2019-5. How green can you get?
Since July 4, our heroes have been down in the labyrinth, the whole sequence appearing to have nothing to do with the story at all, not to mention that the labyrinth was on Crete. It will be hard to generate new interest if Joey can’t get rid of the unnecessary clutter as well as the bad jokes.
By wearing togas, are they trying to pass as Romans?
And they ended up on 3/31 with the first time they did an “Alley Oop”: https://www.gocomics.com/alley-oop/2002/03/31
1939: 117 of 312 (+0)
1946: 275 of 313 (+3)
1947: 43 of 313 (1)
1948: 28 of 314 (+1)
1949: 241 of 313 (12)
1954: 204 of 313 (+8)
1963: 24 of 313 (+0)
1968: 46 of 314 (+6)
1969: 21 of 312 (+8)
1970: 3 of 313 (+0)
1971: 31 of 313 (+15)
A bit better than last week with 54 new strips added.