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  • The Lupercalian Festival in Rome
    The Lupercalia as an ancient festival of fertility and purification
    The Lupercalia is a festival with an ambiguous origin. It is a celebration held in ancient Rome in order to pay homage to the god Lupercus or Faunus Lupercus. Information on the Online Etymology Dictionary reveals the festival of Lupercalia was...
  • Procession of the Compitalia
    Compitalia: Ancient festival venerates the goddess Mania
    In Ancient Rome, the Compitalia is a festival honoring the goddess Mania and household deities considered the protector of the hearth, home and crossroads. According to information on Cultus Deorum online, during the early Roman Empire, the...
  • Aruea Vazquez
    Part 1: 'Black Widow' 9 years on run, US husband worth $24 million is murdered
    The island of Puerto Rico is populated with three million people. The murder rate is three times higher than that of New York City. An American entrepreneur named Adam Anhang was one of 766 homicides in the town of San Juan. Adam was walking on...
  •  Roman urn and Italian glass meet new home at the Met
    Roman urn and Italian glass meet new home at the Met
    Nearly 45 glass works made by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa between 1932 and 1947 have been donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Dr. David Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane.“In 1929 the International Exhibition of Contemporary...
  • Flora, Roman goddess of flowers
    Flora - Roman goddess of flowers
    In the ancient Roman pantheon we find Flora, goddess of flowers and spring. Flora is also associated with fertility. She was married to Favonius, the wind god, and her companion was Hercules, son of Zeus. There are many goddesses and nymphs in the...
  • Pompeii
    Pompeii: If the Romans don't get ya, the volcano will
    Pompeii: “PG-13” (1 hour, 38 Minutes)Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jessica Lucas, Kiefer Sutherland, Jared HarrisDirected by: Paul W.S. AndersonWith the growing popularity of TV shows like Game of Thrones and Spartacus: War...
  • Romance while the world explodes
    ‘Pompeii’ one long rush to a ruinous end
    “Pompeii” starts out by telling the story of a young Celt, Milo, Kit Harington, whose village is ravaged by the Romans in the year 72 A.D. Milo, known only as the Celt is taken into servitude by the Romans. It is Senator Corvus, Kiefer...
  • The colorful history of Valentine's Day
    Valentine's Day's scandalous history
    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and all around us are bright displays of hearts and flowers and candy. On Feb. 14 we shower the objects of our affection with gifts, but our Valentine’s Day celebration is rather boring compared to...
  • Lebes
    Cleveland Museum of Art....History is More Than an Exhibition Part II
    I had another opportunity to experience an artistic journey at The Cleveland Museum of Art...this time with Ancient, Greek, and Roman Art that was created beforeThe Middle Ages were even an idea.This amazing art is also located in the newer...
  • A new beginning for Roman
    A new beginning for Roman
    Roman, a once strapping young dog, became a ward of Bristol Animal Control only a few short months ago. His picture was circulated on Facebook for a while, but then he dropped out of sight.In recent days, new pictures emerged of Roman. Still at...
  • Sergio Martinez defeats Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
    Martinez’s win proves a good Middleweight can defeat a good Cruiserweight
    For 11 rounds, Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) gave previously unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) a boxing lesson. The light middleweight, weighing in the range of 155 to 160 pounds, kept circling to the...
  • The Four Elements
    The Four Elements
    There are many ancient traditions that teach that creation was brought about when the four basic elements of earth, air, fire and water came together. Many of the ancient myths speak about coming from chaos in a taming of the elements. (Chaos is...
  • Coin of the realm?
    Roman coin used to pay for sex in London
    By David Stewart WhiteThe Museum of London is filled with ancient artifacts, but few quite as provocative as the Roman brothel token on display through April 2012. The token or spintria dates back to the first century AD according to experts at...
  • Centurion
    Centurion: More serpentine than a Roman column
    Modern conspiracy theories are common these days, but they've been with us forever, as evidenced by theories about missing Ninth Legion of the Roman Empire. Centurion explains what happened to the Ninth from the point of view of someone who...
  • Calendar
    You can thank the Bible for the calendar
    Ancient cultures around the world studied the stars, the changing of the seasons, and the variability of the sun and moon. Fascinated with the “movement” of the world around them, ancients created ways to track the constellations,...
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