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In Greek mythology, Tartarus is the name both of a deity and of a place. The deity by the name of Tartarus is a primordial being that existed before the Olympian gods, and their predecessors, the Tita

The Hell of Tartarus, Ancient Greek Prison of the Damned

The Hell of Tartarus, Ancient Greek Prison of the Damned In ancient mythology, Tartarus was imagined as a great pit beneath the earth which served as a prison to those who threatened the Olympian.

Diogenes of Sinope

Diogenes of Sinope was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey), an Ionian colony on the Black Sea, in 412 or 404 BC and died at Corinth in 323 BC.

An 18th century painting painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo depicting Quintus Fabius Maximus before the Senate of Carthage demanding the surrender of Hannibal and his troops

An century painting painted by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo depicting Quintus Fabius Maximus before the Senate of Carthage demanding the surrender of Hannibal and his troops

Arnold or Artus the Elder Quellin I - The Death of Socrates (470-399 BC)

The Death of Socrates BC) - Arnold or Artus the Elder Quel as art print or hand painted oil.

Джованни Баттиста Тьеполо. Призвание Цинцинната к власти диктатора

Джованни Баттиста Тьеполо. Призвание Цинцинната к власти диктатора

Priam Begging the Body of Hector from Achilles, Alexander Ivanov, 1824

Priam Begging the Body of Hector from Achilles, Alexander Ivanov, 1824

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Antoine Watteau - Landscape with waterfall. part 2 Hermitage

Lupercalia, "wolf-festival" festival in honor of Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus.  Celebrated February 13-15.  Celebration includes sacrifices of goats and a dog; offering of cakes by the Vestals; fertility rite in which the goatskin-clad or naked Luperci strike women who wish to conceive.  Precursor to Valentine's Day?

Lupercalia - Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.

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