Robert Horvat, long-time friend of this blog and an excellent history blogger himself, has a fun little post showcasing an unusual bit of art from ancient Rome. The superstitious imagery seen in this mosaic from Antioch has some interesting roots in ancient tradition, and it’s a pretty cool bit of art in its own right. Just a short, interesting visual article to get your Greco-Roman fix for the evening!

Some of the most popular subjects for mosaics in ancient Greece and Rome were mythological scenes, daily life, the four seasons and the sea, the circus and gladiatorial games. But one of the more c…

Source: Roman mosaic from Antiochia, House of the Evil Eye.

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