"Cicero advises that explaining a joke kills it. I am going to ignore his advice and try to write about what the Romans found funny: where did their sense of humour converge with, and diverge from, ours?" A tour of the raucous world of Plautus and Terence:
No Laughing Matter? What the Romans Found Funny - Antigone
ORLANDO GIBBS The Fun and Farce of Plautus and Terence
The Getty Museum has acquired an early first-century marble bust of the Roman general Germanicus, adopted son of Tiberius and father of Caligula.
The Sarno, known as Sarnus to the Romans, is a stream that passes through Pompeii to the south of the Italian city of Naples. Today it is considered the most polluted river in Europe! 🙁 (Fresco of the personified River Sarnus from the House of the Triclinium in Pompeii via Wiki)
The Labours of Hercules mosaic. 3rd century AD, found in Valencia. Housed in National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid. Photo ©Carole Raddato https://bit.ly/3GkAn5H
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Salammbô, Carthaginian priestess and daughter of Hamilcar Barca, prays to the goddess Tanit in a painting inspired by the book "Salammbô" (1862) by French novelist, Gustave Flaubert.
Salammbô (1885) by Jean-Paul Sinibaldi (1857-1909).
"For many centuries it was customary to read Virgil’s depiction of Creusa’s farewell as a passage which could function as a primer in empathy, in depth of perception and in the understanding of self and other. This can be true, perhaps, for us too today."
Creusa’s Farewell - Antigone
GAVIN McCORMICK Finding closure amid the epic despair of Virgil's Aeneid.