Spartacus: The Rise and Rise of An Unlikely Hero

When the Australian Ballet premieres its new production of Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus this week, it will be another moment in an extraordinary story of rehabilitation. Spartacus, a lowly barbarian slave whose rebellion ultimately proved a failure and whose followers died in the most ignominious of fashions, has become a modern symbol of the power of…

New Discoveries Made at Pompeii

Archeologists working at the famed ruins of Pompeii have uncovered a “new” house at the site, described as that of a “wealthy and cultured” individual, located in the Regio V area of the city. The house, named the House of Jupiter thanks to artwork found at the site, was known to archeologists working in the…