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Morality and Religion in Ancient Rome

by Brendan Heard, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Roman world was a pagan society with a very strong moral code – but what can be hard for people to understand is that, while moral, that code was very different from our own. Religion was everywhere and part of everything Romans did. Religion’s role was to

Janus – Roman God of Time and Transitions

by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom We all know January is the first month of the year. Many may even know the month is named after the Roman god Janus. Yet what do we know about this mysterious, two-headed figure? Janus was the god of entrances, thresholds, and transition. Yet unlike many other Roman

Ambrosia and Nectar: the Food and Drink of the Gods

by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many mythologies have stories about divine food. In Greek myth, the mysterious foodstuffs of ambrosia and nectar were the food of the gods; they also played a deeper, more crucial role in the lives of the Olympians. They were much more than simple fodder for divine dinners… Ambrosia

Homer the Poet and Fate – Part Two

by A.P. David – You can Read Homer the Poet and Fate – Part One by A.P. David HERE: https://classicalwisdom.com/homer-the-poet-and-fate-part-one/ The problem with a budget is that it cannot be changed mid-stream. In the period prior to its passage, a budget is a field of endless conflict and negotiation. Anything is possible at that point. But