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A reference to the Salii as “jumping priests of Mars” leads me to wonder: who were these Roman priests and why did they jump?
In ancient Greece, serious crimes were punishable by death. What forms did the death penalty take in Classical Athens?
The eighth century BC was a time of great change in the Early Iron Age Aegean. One of these changes is exemplified by the reorganization of settlements on the Cycladic island of Andros.
In this article, we examine the differences between red- and black-figure vases and go through the process of how they were made.
In Greek and Roman mythology, what is the difference between satyrs, sileni, and fauns, who all possessed animal characteristics?
The Allard Pierson and Royal Ontario Museums together possess a unique hoard of Hellenistic clay sealings from Edfu in Egypt.
In ancient Greek mythology, there is a dearth of stories centred on female heroines. An important exception is the fearless Atalanta.
In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.
In this article, we explore two important concepts of the warrior ethos that was at the heart of ancient Greek culture.
Seneca, a proponent of Roman Stoicism, calmly committed suicide when ordered to do so by Emperor Nero.