HEAD-COVERING IN CORINTH – “THE VEIL” PART THREE

Our feature image is a Grave relief from the mid 3rd Century AD depicting a family. Note the mother wears a head covering as her sign of marriage. In this post we are considering the significance of the veil or head covering in ancient Greco Roman society and especially in Corinth. We know from various historical documents that the wearing […]

HEAD-COVERING IN CORINTH – “CAPITE VELATO” PART TWO

In Latin, the phrase capite velato means literally “with covered head.” The term is used in Roman religious contexts to refer to the act of covering the head when performing sacrifices. The featured image is The Ara Pacis – housed in its own museum in Rome, the Ara Pacis was the throne of the Emperor Augustus. Above:  This image is taken from […]