University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: David Gilman Romano

Introduction – Fall 1985

By: David Gilman Romano

One of the most popular aspects of modern western culture is its universal in­terest in sports and athletics. Our world is permeated with athletic contests, youthful athletic images, athletic slogans and athletic accouterments. College and professional athletics are multi-million dollar businesses, and the modern Olympic Gaines have taken on major world political, social. and economic […]

Boycotts, Bribes and Fines

The Ancient Olympic Games

By: David Gilman Romano

The modern Olympic Gaines are now one of the most widely publicized events in the world. In 1984, it was estimated that between two and three billion people from all cor­ners of the globe had watched on television at least a part of the 23rd Olympic Games held in Los Angeles; hundreds of thou­sands more […]

Roman Surveyors in Corinth, Greece

Science & Archaeology

By: David Gilman Romano

When the Roman army defeated the allied forces of the Greeks near Corinth in 146 BC, this marked the end of the life of the Greek city. The male citizens were killed and the women, children, and slaves were sold into slavery. The city itself was partially destroyed and it ceased to exist as a […]

New Perspectives on the Classics

Book News & Reviews

By: Irene Bald Romano and Valentine Talland and David Gilman Romano

Portraits of the Ptolemies: Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs, by Paul Edmund Stanwick (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002), 236 pp., 282 illustrations, cloth, $55.00, ISBN 0-292-77772-8. Reviewed by Irene Bald Romano Portraits of the Ptolemies is written from the point of view of an Egyptologist looking at a body of material that is often […]

Excavating at the Birthplace of Zeus

The Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project

By: David Gilman Romano and Mary E. Voyatzis

In the 3rd century BCE, the Greek poet Callimachus wrote a Hymn to Zeus asking the ancient and most powerful Greek god whether he was born in Arcadia on Mt. Lykaion or in Crete on Mt. Ida. My soul is all in doubt, since debated is his birth. O Zeus, some say that you were […]