Smitten by the beautiful Phoenician princess Europa, Zeus transforms himself into a bull with the aim of abducting the poor girl.
Learn more about the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians in this interview with Kasia Szpakowska of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project.
When he excavated Knossos, Arthur Evans happened across artefacts that he believed were stylized horns of a sacred bull. Was he correct?
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.