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We are a group of ancient historians, archaeologists, and classicists who are passionate about the past. Our mission is to share engaging and well-researched information about the ancient world with our readers.

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Lessons in authenticity from Horace

Lessons in authenticity from Horace

Militaristic, middle-aged men of ancient Rome may not be the first resource one thinks of for insight on authenticity. However, a poem in Horace’s Satires, or Sermones in Latin, provides a refreshing, bold take on friendship and life that has come to serve as a motto in my own approach to relationships.

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The Harvester Vase

The Harvester Vase

From the Minoan administrative centre of Agia Triada comes a black steatite vase depicting what appears to be a procession or processional dance connected to either a sowing or harvesting festival.

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Zeus and Europa

Zeus and Europa

Smitten by the beautiful Phoenician princess Europa, Zeus transforms himself into a bull with the aim of abducting the poor girl.

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