A life-size statue in Naples is described as “Fortuna-Isis restored as the younger Faustina in the clothes of Ceres.” What does that mean?
Ancient heroes and divinities, like Heracles, are recognizable by their physical appearance and, especially, their attributes.
Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?
A melding of ancient myth and science fiction, Lords of Hellas is an excellent, fast-paced board game with high production values.
For many people, Athena is an icon for strong women. But she also has a dark side, as shown in an encounter with Aphrodite.
The stories of the ancient Greeks are a mess, as this look at (the various people called) Pallas demonstrates. We should embrace the chaos.
Stories from antiquity have inspired later writers for many hundreds of years. For one of the hundred tales in the Decameron, Boccaccio looked to the ancient novelist Apuleius for inspiration.
The Homeric Hymns give us some of our earliest information about Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and revelry.
The “Homeric Hymns” are a collection of ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. Let’s read Hymn 8, dedicated to Ares.
A small, but richly decorated house in Herculaneum, features a mosaic depicting the sea-god Neptune and his wife.