Narcotics in Scythia

Talk of the ancient inhalation and use of narcotic substances is a fairly widely discussed topic in Classical Studies. With references abounding to the trance like states of Oracles and Prophets, the possession of Poets or Rhapsodes and of course, the clear propensity for wine the Ancients had, it’s with little doubt one can say that […]

The Cambridge Ritualists

I have stumbled upon the existence of an interesting group of intellectuals… The Cambridge Ritualists. Their apparent fascination with the the Mythopoeic, and of course Ritualistic aspects of Ancient Culture, is certainly deserving of study. The works of the Ritualists’ members (G Murray, J E Harrison, F M Cornford et al.) merit further reading. The constant reference in literature to […]


Of all the Olympian deities, I find Apollo most intriguing. As patron of the arts, music, reason and poetry, he seems a fitting archetype for the purpose of this blog. Hence, the image currently being used as the website’s flag is of Apollo. This image is taken from a wine-cup, or σκύφος, and is fit to […]