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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.

Aphrodite in Art
Aphrodite in Myth
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Feriae - Ancient Roman Festivals
Bacchanalia | Dionysiac festivals held in honor of the god Bacchus, Bacchanalia were so notorious in ancient Rome that the Roman Senate suppressed the celebration of these rites in 186 B.C.

Feralia | this Roman festival was a type of All Souls Day when the departed were honored

Floralia | the Floralia was a festival devoted to Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and plants

Liberalia | this festival was a celebration for the Roman god Liber (who, incidentally, was identified with the Greek god Dionysos)

Lemuria | the name Lemuria indicates the time during which the lemures, or "hungry ghosts", wandered the earth

Lupercalia | fertility and purification were the goals of the somewhat strange Roman festival known as the Lupercalia

Parentalia | this All Souls festival was used to honor the dead, and it culminated in the public celebration of the Feralia (see above)

Saturnalia | this merry Roman festival dedicated to the Roman god Saturn involved feasts and gift giving - sound familiar?

Much more information about these and other feriae, or Roman festivals, can be found in the following book:

Oxford Classical Dictionary | edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth


Who's Who in Classical Mythology

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

This book is a great source for information about Greek and Roman mythology! Organized alphabetically, this who's who features information about over 1200 of the most intriguing characters from Classical myth and legend.

Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

The stories of Classical myth come to life in Bulfinch's book. This edition also features legends from other cultures.

Mythography Forums

Mythography Forums

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The Bibliography

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