Questions tagged [iconography]

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What do we know about the winged male figures representing the souls of warriors in the weighing of souls?

The pictured black-figured lekythos features Hermes (in his role as a psychopomp), weighing the souls of Achilles and a Trojan warrior (Memnon or Hector): What I find particularly interesting in the ...
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What is in the hand of Castor? Can that be a mirror?

My question is about the twin brothers - the mortal Castor and the immortal Pollux. Regarding this statue, which is a Roman copy of a 4th-5th century BC Greek version: In the descriptions I found it ...
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Are there any sources about defiling and/or renouncing an idol being a capital offense?

Are there any sources about defiling and/or renouncing an idol in the ancient pagan world being a capital offense?
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