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Laura Hayward is a contributing writer and researcher from London, UK. She is a specialist in the field of Classics, in which she has either studied or worked for over twenty years. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Classics from University College London. She has also worked as a teacher of Classics in a leading independent school in London. Her particular areas of interest are Latin language and literature as well as Roman art and epigraphy.
The associations between Greek and Roman gods are very well known, from Zeus and Jupiter to Aphrodite and Venus. However, the Graeco-Roman pantheon of...
‘Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?’ This quote is probably the most famous description of Helen of Troy. But it comes not...
For over a thousand years, spectators and competitors from across Greece attended the ancient Greek Olympics. At this fascinating festival, they celebrated their religious beliefs alongside the sporting prowess of local athletes in a variety of events.
The Etruscans were an ancient Italian community whose language and culture remains largely a mystery. But the wealth of beautiful artefacts they left behind gives us some clues as to who these people actually were.
The emperor Nero is infamous for the tyranny and brutality of his reign over the Roman Empire. However, the historical sources reveal that there might be more to this complex ruler than cruelty and violence.
The frescoes from Pompeii are more than just wall paintings from the Classical world. They present a fascinating glimpse into another culture, from its religion and mythology to its women and erotic ideals.