Sometime on Good Friday, the Goddess Temple in Cactus Springs, Nevada was invaded by thieves. The space that had always been open to anyone wanting to come visit the Goddess, to pray and to enjoy the peace of the sanctuary could do so…
|Can you suggest some stuff to go on an altar for Vesta?|
Y’know, I got this ask like a week ago, and I contemplated just never answering it, but I’ll go ahead and say it:
No. I cannot suggest anything regarding Vesta. I don’t know anything about Vesta. I don’t worship Roman deities and I know almost nothing about the practices of Religio Romana. I’m sorry, anon. My only suggestion is checking out the Nova Roma website.
If anybody else wants to jump in on this ask and help this anon out, feel free.
Well, traditional offerings were incense, milk, wine, salt, food and fire (like an oil lamp or more commonly now, a candle). Fire is the big one. She’s always represented by the fire/flame in household worshiped. On the Vestalia she was offered some type of cake, flower garlands/flowers and bread. So, flowers could be a good addition to her altar. She would probably love anything related to the family and hearth. I just have a picture and a candle for her on my altar so I’m afraid I’m not very helpful beyond this.
- A database enabling you to search for keywords in article titles from c.160 Classics related journals. Provides a link to an abstract or full text version if one exists online.
- Annotated list of Reference Websites
- Online database and resources for studying Women and Gender in the ancient world.
- "Original electronic project aiming at collecting, recording, documenting, presenting and promoting the historical data that testify to the presence of Hellenic culture throughout time and space."
- A showcase of digital and print resources for Classical studies.
- Books, Magazines, Blogs, Travel. All Archaeology related.
- The news of the world in Ancient Greek- a great way to learn and practice the language.
- Portal website on the Ptolomatic (holla!) Empire.
- Information website about the above.
- Basically a portal site and resource for information on all things Virgil.
- Portal and Resource. Link is in French, but you can have the website translated to any language.
- "On-line course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds."
- "an educational charity introducing the languages and culture of the ancient world to UK state schools in order to enrich the curriculum."
- " information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who study Roman law."
- "World Wide Web resource for Egyptological information."
- "guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world."
Resource Lists by School: All links are to Classics, or Antiquities portals for more resource lists.
- Oxford Libraries
- Cambridge Libraries
- University of Toronto
- Berkeley Classics Department
- Library of Congress: Classics and Medieval History
- Virginia Tech: Electronic Antiquity
- Brock University: Classics Research Guide
- Cambridge Ancient History Series
- University of Texas
- Princeton University
- Dalhousie University
- University of Texas @ Austin
- Columbia University
Text Databases [Via Oxford]:
- American Journal of Archaeology
- Archaeology Magazine
- Cambridge Archaeological Journal
- Classical Philology
- Classical Quarterly
- Classical Review
- Greece & Rome
- Journal of Near Eastern Studies
- Journal of Field Archaeology
- Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies
- Journal of Roman Archaeology
- Syllecta Classica
- Zeitschrift fur Papyrologie und Epigraphie
- Argos - search-engine for all major classical resources
- Classics Section of the Intute gateway.
- Voice of the Shuttle Classics Page from University of California, Santa Barbara
- Classical and Biblical Literary Research Tools compiled by Jack Lynch at Penn
- Reading Classics Gateway
- Kirke Katalog der Internetressourcen für die Klassische Philologie
NOTE: So I compiled a list of some of my favorite classics sites to use. I also put in links to other school’s departments and libraries. Almost all Universities which have Classics departments have resources lists. If you want to add to the list, please do!
All of the schools above have much more extensive lists for you to use! I made this list in little over half an hour, so there is much room to be expanded on.
for those interested in pursuing greek myth more thoroughly!
|Does anyone here know anything about Venus? I've looked her up online, but I can't find anything about her from people who worship her. I feel like I have been contacted by her, but I'm a very logical person, so I want to see if their opinion, or at least ways she allows herself to be known. I don't think it's a coincidence, but can't be sure because I know nothing about her other then I feel connected to her. I've looked in your section and even tagged her on tumblr only to find nothing. thanks|
/pushes anything greek and roman in soloontherocks' direction since she'll definitely have a better answer and/or better resources on it than we do
I think hosvegliato might be the person to ask about Venus?
I got my info from ‘The Encyclopedia of Spirits”. I found it to be very helpful. For offerings I would use Honey, Apples (or Pomegranates ) and Pink Roses.