Romano-African Bacchus

Link to the actual article. Click here.

Culture Time!

As almost anyone who paid attention in history class will know, the Roman Empire conquered the known world, dominating the local people they defeated and often spread their own culture to new soil, as well as pick up some local beliefs and assimilated it into their own culture.

But how often do we think about the Roman influence in Africa?

Rome did travel and claim the African land around the Mediterranean as their own, and logically left their mark there. The article linked above gives a beautiful explanation of some popular mosaics about the Roman god Bacchus and his frequent appearance in tableaus (actually, the plural for “tableau” is “tableaux”, since it is a French word [yay for a foreign language lesson!]).

Keep on Learning!

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