Corcyra Silver Hemidrachm
Silver hemidrachm from Corcyra (Corfu), 229-48 BCE. O: Pegasus. R: Head of Aphrodite.
This Crouching Aphrodite marble statue is a Roman variant of the 2nd century CE after a Hellenistic type. It depicts Aphrodite...
Roman copy of a Greek original by Doidalsas; 2nd century CE; Palazzo Altemps in Rome
Marble statue of a naked Venus crouching at her bath, 2nd century CE (Antonine period). It is a Roman version of an original...
The Golenischev Aphrodite. From Alexandria, Egypt, 4th-3rd century BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
The Graces (also Charites, sing. Charis) were goddesses from Greek mythology who personified charm, grace, and beauty...
Greek mythology, as in other ancient cultures, was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived...
Hesiod on the Birth of the Gods
The Greek poet Hesiod (c. 700 BCE) is most famous for his works Theogony and Works and Days. In this passage from Theogony...
Inanna is the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, sensuality, fertility, procreation, and also of war. She later became identified...
Here the goddess Aphrodite/Venus is surprised as she bathes, her water jar resting under her left thigh. She crouches...