About 18 kilometres west from Naples is the archaeological site of Cuma, which in antiquity was the home of the Cumaean sibyl (oracle).
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?
Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?
The Maison Carrée (“Square House”) in the French city of Nîmes is considered the best preserved temple of the Roman world.
The stories of the ancient Greeks are a mess, as this look at (the various people called) Pallas demonstrates. We should embrace the chaos.
It’s been a while, but we finally head off to Phocis, where we explore the Panhellenic sanctuary of Delphi and meet the Oracle.
Stories about people who run away usually focus on their adventures. But Lucian provides us with a view from the home front when a young person takes an unexpected trip.
The Homeric Hymns give us some of our earliest information about Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine and revelry.
Throughout the centuries, the acropolis of Ialysos has been the site of a number of religious buildings. Let’s take a look at these structures.
The “Homeric Hymns” are a collection of ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. Let’s read Hymn 8, dedicated to Ares.