Titian,The Death of Actaeon (1562).
Disasters are inevitable. They should not make us give up on life, rather we should celebrate the preciousness of that life all the more.
The U.S. Supreme Court building, completed in 1935, is considered a neoclassical masterpiece.
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Federal building guidelines say that 'development of an official style must be avoided' – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.
Gustave Boulanger, The Slave Market, 1886.
From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Two small figures guard the table holding the Buddha’s relics. Are they spearmen, or robots?
Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own – robots – playing key roles in historic moments.
A Greek amphora showing athletes, 4th century B.C.
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The idea that the athletic contests – held in honour of the Greek god Zeus for over a thousand years – were shut down by a puritanical Christian emperor makes for a good story. But is it true?
Fresco showing a woman called Sappho holding writing implements from Pompeii Naples National Archaeological Museum.
Sappho sang of desire, passion and love – mostly directed towards women. As new fragments of her work are found, a fuller picture of her is emerging, but she remains the most mysterious of ancient poets.