Persecutions during Sassanid Rule

The high-priest of Zoroastrianism, Kartir Hangirpe, believed that he represented the one true religion. He was an absolutist,

Sasanid map
Sasanid Dynasty Map

believing that there was good and evil, with nothing in between. Into the later half of the 200s CE, he continued with his persecution of competing religions: the Manichaeans, Christians, Jews and Buddhists. Then, sometime during the reign of Bahram II (276-293), Kartir died, and religious tolerance began to reassert itself. Continue reading Persecutions during Sassanid Rule

More Persecutions during Sassanid Rule

The high-priest of Zoroastrianism, Kartir Hangirpe, believed that he represented the one true religion. He was an absolutist, believing that there was good and evil, with nothing in between. Into the later half of the 200s CE, he continued with his persecution of competing religions: the Manichaeans, Christians, Jews and Buddhists. Then, sometime during the reign of Bahram II (276-293), Kartir died, and religious tolerance began to reassert itself. Continue reading More Persecutions during Sassanid Rule

Selected Bibliography

Abraham, Richard, Rosa Luxemburg.

Abboushi, W.F., The Unmaking of Palestine. Continue reading Selected Bibliography

Sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory

A marble statuette of a sleeping Eros and a lion next to himA marble statuette of a sleeping Eros and a lion next to him on display at the Cycladic Art museum in Athens. Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

The ancient Greeks were never at a loss for words when it came to love and lust – and an exhibition that opened in Athens today laying bare the practice of sex in classical times through an unprecedented collection of eye-popping art partly explains why. Continue reading Sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory

Greek Roman Hellenistic Life size Statues – Museum sculpture Reproductions

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ATHENIAN GREEK ORATOR GOD BACCHUS DIONYSUS
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BOY WITH THORN HELLENISTIC HUNTING APOLLO WITH DOG

Greek Hellenistic and Roman Lifesize Statues – Museum Reproductions

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VENUS DE MILO STATUE 72″
LEFESIZE MUSEUM REPLICA

OLYMPIC DISCOBOLUS STATUE 68″
LIFESIZE MUSEM REPLICA

APHRODITE VENUS OF ARLES STATUE 80″
LIFESIZE MUSEUM REPLICA

VENUS APHRODITE 53″
MUSEUM REPLICA STATUE