The Meaning and History of the OPO Logo

 

 

 

The logo selected by OPO is a silver coin from the Achaean city of Metapontum, where Pythagoras finally taught and died. It was founded on the Gulf of Taranto in the 7th Century BCE. The ear of barley that symbolized that city can now represent the planetary spread of our tradition. When and where barley was domesticated is in dispute, but it is now grown all over the world. Food and drink made from it is said to bring strength, alertness, and active thinking.