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 deathRead more.
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 andRead more.
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 hardRead more.
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 youRead more.
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, theyRead more.
A Toast To The Ancients
By Van Bryan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Wining and dining — and philosophizing — is the way the Ancients celebratedRead more.
The Brutality of Citizen Wives
By Mary E. Naples, M.A. Thesmophoria, the feminine fertility festival, dedicated to the Goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, wasRead more.
Suicide: A Hero’s way out?
By Ben Potter, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The debt we owe to the Ancients is almost impossible to measure. TheyRead more.
The Mysteries of The Orphics
By John Mancini, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Of the many belief systems circulating in archaic Greece, Orphism was perhaps theRead more.
The Oracle of Delphi: More than a legend
By Mónica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Centuries ago, from every corner of the Mediterranean, people traveled to Greece toRead more.