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    The myth of Prometheus

    Soviet ski troops by the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad.

    Hadrian. Statue of the Emperor Hadrian wearing the Corona Civica. Antalya Museum. Turkey



    Bust of the Roman Emperor Commodus Portraying Himself as Hercules

    Anna Hyatt Huntington, The Centaur “Cheiron”, 1936 cast bronze


    Samson and the Philistines (detail) Vincenzo Foggini, 1749 V&A Museum, London

    Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK

    St. Sebastian

    Mercury, Augustin Pajou, 1780 Musée du Louvre, Paris

    Marcus Aurelius, April 26, 121 CE. – March 17, 180 CE.), was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important members of the Stoic philosophers.

    Alexander the Great, Musee de Louvre

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini/ fountain

    Neptune and Triton [detail] - by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    Reinhold Begas (German, 1831-1911), Prometheus.


    Hadrian and Antinous

    Bust of Democritus found in the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum

    Roman Armor @ The Royal Ontario Museum

    Three slender ithyphallic fauns supporting a basin, found in a house in Pompeii.

    Dying Gladiator

    In his later years, Hadrian fell in love with a young man, Antinous. When the young man died, Hadrian promoted his cult. Antinous soon became depicted in statuary as a god, often equated with Bacchus.

    Head of Jupiter - Unknown 0 AD - 100 AD