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.
After sailing away from Cephalonia, our first stop on the mainland is the city of Megara, oddly referred to as “Megaris” in the game.
On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.
A new exhibition about the Egyptian deities in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is interesting, but workmanlike.
The Olympian gods punished the hunter Actaeon by having his own hounds tear him apart. But what exactly had he done wrong?
The archaeological museum of Perugia without a doubt houses the largest collection of Etruscan objects in Umbria.
The sculpture group of Laocoön and His Sons, on display in the Vatican since its rediscovery in 1506, is one of the most famous and fascinating statues of antiquity.