Patriotism in the Ancient World
Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom While patriotism is associated with the modern world, scholars now believe that
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Megalesia: Rome’s Shocking Religious Festival
Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Religious festivals played a very important role in Rome and one of
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The Mysterious Eleusinian Mysteries: Part 2
Written by Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Part 1 of this series can be found here. From the deep
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The Mysterious Eleusinian Mysteries: Part 1
Written by Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Conjuring up mystical images of secret initiation rites held under cover of
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Death, Funeral Rites and Burial in Ancient Rome
Written by Lauren Groff, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Romans had an enormous reverence for their ancestors and for death
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Ephesia Grammata: Magical Words in the Greek World
Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Classical World is often seen as an age of reason and
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Rituals, Temples and Worship in the Ancient World
Written by Ben Potter, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The importance of rituals and temples in the ancient world are hard
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The Bacchae: the Morals of Murderous Women
By Ben Potter If I invited you to a bacchanalia what would you expect? Wine? Dancing? Sex? Of course you
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Christmas: Its Origins in Ancient Greece and Rome
By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The modern world owes so much to the Greeks and the Romans, they
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Vase illustration of Greek drinking
A Toast To The Ancients
By Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Wining and dining — and philosophizing — is the way the Ancients celebrated
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