September212012

Epitaph for a skeptic from Rome, 3rd or 4th c. AD.

spanishleather:

Do not pass my epitaph by, traveler,
but stop and listen, and only when you understand, move on.
There is no boat in Hades, no ferryman Charon,
no Aicos, keeper of the key, no hound Cerbelos.
All of us who have died and gone below are
bones, ashes, not one thing else.
I have spoken to you truly. Leave, traveler,
lest even dead I seem to you to be a chatterbox.

(Source: clarabeau, via birdonwing)

poem roman 

June12011
missfolly:

Roman sculpture, after the 4th century BC Greek sculptor Euphranor 

missfolly:

Roman sculpture, after the 4th century BC Greek sculptor Euphranor 

April152011
March302011
“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” Marcus Aurelius (via justbesplendid)
March162011
February112011
gloriousmadness:

theancientworld:

Roman theatre, Sabratha, Libya

gloriousmadness:

theancientworld:

Roman theatre, Sabratha, Libya

November292010
November92010
theworldisnotenough1:

Now that you’ve got me mentioning I Claudius, I wanted to post two individuals who appeared in that program that you might recognize. The first is Patrick Stewart playing Illius Sejanus which is the only bad guy role I’ve ever seen Stewart play.

theworldisnotenough1:

Now that you’ve got me mentioning I Claudius, I wanted to post two individuals who appeared in that program that you might recognize. The first is Patrick Stewart playing Illius Sejanus which is the only bad guy role I’ve ever seen Stewart play.

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