Mythological Girls: Minerva

Minerva was the Roman deity of wisdom and warfare, as well as a patron of the arts. A prophecy was told to Jupiter that his relationship with the Titaness Metis would bear a child powerful enough to overthrow him. In response, Jupiter swallowed her to neutralise the...

Mythological Girls: Venus

Venus was the goddess of love, sex and fertility in ancient Roman mythology; much like her Greek counterpart Aphrodite. The month of April was said to have strong associations to her, as this was the month of fertility. She was a relatively late deity who had no...

Review: Caroline Lawrence’s The Roman Mysteries

Last year I became a graduate with a degree in Ancient History and History. I loved it, and the main reason I decided to study the degree was because it included the ancient world. However, I was not exposed to the world of Classics or Ancient History whilst I was at...

Mythological Girls: The Cumaean Sibyl

The ‘sibyls’ were women in the ancient world that the Greeks and Romans believed to be psychic oracles, with the word sibyl from Latin and the corresponding ‘sibylla’ from ancient Greek meaning a variation of the word ‘prophetess’. These women were...

How to get beach body ready: Ancient Rome style

June is finally here, it is getting warmer and the summer is in sight. So is, unfortunately, the persistent question in the media: are you beach body ready? And this question seems to be targeted at younger audiences each year as Discovery Girls magazine encouraged...

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