The Mysteries of The Orphics
By John Mancini Of the many belief systems circulating in archaic Greece, Orphism was perhaps the most significant. The state-sanctionedRead more.
Women in Antiquity
By Ben Potter The idea that women in antiquity were housebound is obviously ridiculous… and, paradoxically, true. That is toRead more.
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
By Ben Potter This week we’re looking at a very controversial, and not-oft addressed topic in Ancient Greek and RomanRead more.
A Tradition of Thumos
1. What Is Thumos? The first thing we should point out is that there is not an exact translation forRead more.
Life Lessons from The Oracle at Delphi
The temple of Apollo at Delphi might have very well been one of the most impressive and most holy sitesRead more.
The Bible of Ancient Greece
By Ben Potter Much time and care is taken to bring the ancients to life; to imbue modern society withRead more.
In Nero’s Image
By Ben Potter There is (at least) one important step between the birth of western literature and the age ofRead more.
Practical panegyric poetry: an Augustan love-in
By Ben Potter It’s a story with which we are all well-familiar… that of the first emperor of the civilizationRead more.