After the sad demise of Eurydice, his beloved, Orpheus became completely shattered and desolate. Nothing could bring solace to his tormented soul. He played extremely sad songs to the pleasure of the rocks and the rivers and the trees. His only comfort was to lay on a huge rock and
Orpheus was the son of the great Olympian god Apollo and the muse Calliope. Apollo gave him a lyre and taught how to play it. Orpheus was blessed with musical talent and he could play it with such perfection that nothing could resist his music and melody. Not only his
The Rape of the Sabine Women is an incident that took place soon after the foundation of the city of Rome, by Romulus and his men. The Roman settlers badly needed women to establish their families in the new city, but despite sincere efforts, they failed to win the hearts
The parentage of Pan is not very clear. However, some accounts described him as the son of Hermes, the messenger of the gods, and a wood nymph, named Dryope. He was born with two horns coming out of his forehead, crooked nose and pointed ears. In his lower limb, he
Bacchus and Ariadne (1522–1523) is an oil painting by Titian based on the subject derived from the Roman poets Catullus and Ovid, about Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, the king of Crete.
Ariadne is mostly associated with mazes and labyrinths because of her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus. Her father put
Adonis, an incredibly handsome young man, was the offspring of the incestuous union of King Cinyras of Paphos, in Cyprus, and his daughter Myrrha. Adonis was handsome and a good hunter. He believed that he is invincible and nothing can do any harm to him. He was young, but not
Roman Charity (Latin Caritas Romana, Italian Carità Romana) is the exemplary story of a woman, Pero, who secretly breastfed her father, Cimon, after he was imprisoned and sentenced to death by starvation. Pero was caught by a jailor while she was feeding Cimon. However, her sincere love towards her father