Militaristic, middle-aged men of ancient Rome may not be the first resource one thinks of for insight on authenticity. However, a poem in Horace’s Satires, or Sermones in Latin, provides a refreshing, bold take on friendship and life that has come to serve as a motto in my own approach to relationships.
Although the tequila-filled citrusy cocktail drank everywhere that the weather is warm got its name from a Spanish term for a flower, its etymology runs farther than the Iberian Peninsula.
Jason Morris reviews Seth Bernard’s Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy, published in 2018.
War drives society to the limits of civility. This is beautifully illustrated in a surviving fragment of the Annals of Ennius.
Experts Stephanie Craven and Hannah Ringheim join regular team members Joshua Hall and Josho Brouwers to talk about mercenaries.
Located at the edge of a tall cliff on the island of Capri is the large villa once owned by the reclusive Roman emperor Tiberius (r. AD 14-37).
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?
In classical architecture, we recognize five orders: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and composite. What is this classification based on?
Academic publishing is a pricey industry for consumers, which is why it is nice to find a collection of books well-worth their price.
Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?