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Minerva
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Minerva

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. In many ways similar to the Greek goddess Athena, she had important temples in Rome and was patron of the Quinquatras festival...
Minerva
Image by Mark Cartwright

Minerva

A 2nd century CE marble statue of Minerva, the Roman goddess of the arts and warfare. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
Arachne
Definition by Liana Miate

Arachne

Arachne, from the Greek arákhnē (meaning spider), is a figure in Greek mythology whose talent for weaving was renowned and who famously challenged the goddess Minerva to a weaving competition. As told in Ovid’s (43 BCE-17 CE) Metamorphoses...
The Roman Baths in Bath- A Deep Dive into Britain’s Ancient History
Article by Wanda Marcussen

The Roman Baths in Bath- A Deep Dive into Britain’s Ancient History

Bath, the famous spa town in Somerset England, has attracted people from near and far for centuries to its healing springs and baths. Today the city is known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and as the destination for the wealthy elite...
Minerva of Arezzo
Image by Egisto Sani (used with permission)

Minerva of Arezzo

The 'Minerva of Arezzo' is a bronze Etruscan statue dating to the 3rd-2nd century BCE. (Etruscan Archaeological Museum of Florence)
Minerva and Arachne By René-Antoine Houasse
Image by René-Antoine Houasse

Minerva and Arachne By René-Antoine Houasse

Minerva and Arachne (1706), by French artist René-Antoine Houasse.
Minerva Silver Cup
Image by Carole Raddato

Minerva Silver Cup

The so-called Minerva Bowl, a silver cup from the Hildesheim Treasure (Germany), the largest collection of Roman silver found outside the imperial frontiers, 1st century BCE - 1st century CE (Augustan period). (Altes Museum, Berlin)
Roman Religion
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Roman Religion

In many societies, ancient and modern, religion has performed a major role in their development, and the Roman Empire was no different. From the beginning Roman religion was polytheistic. From an initial array of gods and spirits, Rome added...
The Birth of Minerva
Image by René-Antoine Houasse

The Birth of Minerva

The Birth of Minerva, oil on canvas by René-Antoine Houasse, 1688. Palace of Versailles.
Mount with Bust of Minerva, Elginhaugh
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Mount with Bust of Minerva, Elginhaugh

Minerva (Menrva) was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, poetry, and magic and a member of the Capitoline triad (together with god Jupiter and goddess Juno). From Elginhaugh, Scotland, late 1st century to late 2nd century CE. (National...
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