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  • Erotic Art in Pompeii and Herculaneum (NSFW!)

    By May 9, 2017

    Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum is a phenomenon often omitted by textbooks about ancient history. Those famous Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, were discovered with preserved buildings and artifacts in the 18th century....

  • The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman Egypt

    By February 28, 2017

    After the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra by Octavian in 30 BCE, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire. Romans trickled into their new African territory and assimilated well within the existing culture. That is to...

  • A Woman With A Knife – The Story of Lucretia

    By October 16, 2016

    If you see a woman with a knife on a painting – think Lucretia. Lucretia was an ancient Roman woman whose fate played a vital role in the transition from the Roman Kingdom to the Roman Republic. Her suicide...

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