Marble relief with a dancing maenad, ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14. Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos. Early Imperial, Augustan. Roman. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1935 (35.11.3) #dance | Maenads were mythical women inspired by the god of wine, Dionysos, to abandon their homes and families and roam the mountains and forests, singing and dancing in a state of ecstatic frenzy.
Ganymede & Eagle mosaic at Bignor Roman Villa This impressive mosaic was the centrepiece of a dining room, or triclinium. It shows the young Trojan prince Ganymede being abducted by the god Zeus (Roman god is Jupiter) to be his cupbearer on Mount Olympus. Zeus has disguised himself as a large eagle.
Janus: In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus (Latin: Ianus) is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is usually a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past. The month of January was named in honor of Janus. Photo of the bust of the Roman god, Vatican museum by Fubar Obfusco, wikipedia. #Janus