Scholars, students, and the interested public internationally can explore a wide array of topics to address contemporary questions about imperial power, daily life, the environment, garden art, and religion across the diverse cultures of the Roman world.
J. Paul Getty Museum. Gods in love -- Hubris and human excess -- Piety and devotion -- Mortals in love -- A guided walk through Ovid's garden. Recounts the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the voice of Ovid.