The Age of Gemini (The Geminian Age)
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Capitoline Wolf . Traditional scholarship says the wolf-figure is Etruscan, 5th century BC, with figures of Romulus and Remus added in the 15th century AD by Antonio Pollaiuolo . Recent studies suggest that the wolf may be a medieval sculpture dating from the 13th century AD. [ 1 ] Romulus and Remus are the twin brothers and central characters of Rome's foundation myth . Their mother is Rhea Silvia , daughter to Numitor , king of Alba Longa . Before their conception, Numitor's brother Amulius seizes power, kills Numitor's male heirs and forces Rhea Silvia to become a Vestal Virgin , sworn to chastity.
Pair of Roman statuettes (3rd century AD) depicting the Dioscuri as horsemen, with their characteristic skullcaps ( Metropolitan Museum of Art ) In Greek and Roman mythology , Castor [ 1 ] and Pollux [ 2 ] or Polydeuces [ 3 ] were twin brothers, together known as the Dioscuri . [ 4 ] Their mother was Leda , but Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus , the king of Sparta, and Pollux the divine son of Zeus , who raped Leda in the guise of a swan. Though accounts of their birth are varied, they are sometimes said to have been born from an egg, along with their twin sisters Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra . In Latin the twins are also known as the Gemini [ 5 ] or Castores . [ 6 ] When Castor was killed, Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together, and they were transformed into the constellation Gemini . The pair was regarded as the patrons of sailors, to whom they appeared as St.
Trader in Germany, 16th century Trade is the transfer of ownership of goods and services from one person or entity to another by getting something in exchange from the buyer . Trade is sometimes loosely called commerce or financial transaction or barter. A network that allows trade is called a market .
Writing with a pen Writing is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system ). [ 1 ] It is distinguished from illustration , such as cave drawing and painting , and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio . Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration in Mesopotamia outgrew human memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form. [ 2 ] In both Ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events.