There are two saints known as Cyprian and there has been much confusion between these two martyrs as it is said that both bishops were born in Carthage sometime in the 3rd century, one was an orator and teacher, the other, a pagan necromancer that traveled around the Mediterranean in order to expand his occult knowledge who now bears the image of the other. He is known and prayed to as Saint Cyprian of Antioch. It is said that Cyprian of Antioch was born in Carthage as a pagan child dedicated to the service of Apollo , Greek God of light, youth, healing, and prophecy. He entered the mysteries of Mithras at the age of seven, carried the torch of Demeter , wore the white garments of Kore , and served the serpent of Pallas.
Imperial Villa of Casale is a very popular tourist spot. It is one of the most remarkable signs of roman presence in Sicily. It is a very well preserved and cured roman villa made with millions of mosaic pieces telling stories from the great Roman Empire. The rooms for festivities had toilets nearby and did not have a door. When the rich roman aristrocrats went to the toilet, they kept on the conversation with the people next door and woth those sitting next to them. These mosaics are real art.
The Roman Empire spanned across several continents over a 1,year imperial history, and its influences expanded far beyond the city of Rome. Its famous Colosseum still stands in Italy today, but there were so many more stadiums built to house their famous gladiator battles. When most people think of the Roman Gladiators, they think of the men who were captured as prisoners of war and forced into battles to the death for the sake of entertainment.
Sexual attitudes and behaviors in ancient Rome are indicated by art , literature and inscriptions , and to a lesser extent by archaeological remains such as erotic artifacts and architecture , it has sometimes been assumed that "unlimited sexual license" was characteristic of ancient Rome. In the popular imagination and culture, it is synonymous with sexual license and abuse. But sexuality was not excluded as a concern of the mos maiorum , the traditional social norms that affected public, private, and military life. Roman society was patriarchal see paterfamilias , and masculinity was premised on a capacity for governing oneself and others of lower status, not only in war and politics, but also in sexual relations. The corresponding ideal for a woman was pudicitia , often translated as chastity or modesty, but a more positive and even competitive personal quality that displayed both her attractiveness and self-control.