Background of the Trojan War

The Trojan War, many times acted and many times told, holds a great place in Greek mythology and people all around the world are in respect to the different sectors of the war. This war held cunningness, death, perseverance, expeditions, friendship, and most of all, deceitfulness. This war influenced the writings of many books we …

Lupercalia: Ancient Rome’s Valentine’s Day

On February 15th, the ancient Romans celebrated their pagan “Valentine’s Day” with an annual festival called Lupercalia. Unlike Valentine’s Day, this event was a bloody, violent celebration inundated with animal sacrifices. Throughout the practice of Lupercalia, matchmaking, and hopes of repelling ill wishes were a constant part of the ancient Valentine’s Day, Lupercalia.  The precise …