A divine career
The ancient Romans were a tolerant people. There can be no other explanation for the fact that they took on the lion’s share of cultural development in science and religion in areas under their control. Mars made the leap from an agricultural deity to one of the most important Gods, the God of War. The Romans believed he was the founding father of their civilisation. He was father to Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome. In time, Mars became identified with the Greek God of War, Ares.
Omnipresent, even today
As represented on the Mars/Ares bookmark, Mars was mostly portrayed with a shield and spear. The significance of the word Mars can be traced to present times. The name of the month ‘March’ is derived from Mars, as is the name of the red planet. When something is described as 'martial' this also stems from the word Mars. His sign is a circle with an arrow pointing upwards and to the right - a symbol synonymous with masculinity. The Mars/Ares bookmark shows how ancient peoples represented the God of War.
- Mars/Ares bookmark to colour in, 19x5cm
- premium Egyptian papyrus
- from age six
- smooth edges
Papyrus – Millennia old writing material
The Mars/Ares bookmark is ideally suited for colouring in with coloured pencils, felt-tip pens, ink, or coloured pastels. Papyrus is a fine, natural material. Each Mars/Ares bookmark is a one-off because it is derived from plant based material. This writing material was imported from Egypt to Rome more than 2000 years ago. The process of producing papyrus for the Mars/Ares bookmark is one that is almost unchanged.
Learning with the Mars/Ares bookmark
Your students’ imaginations will be piqued by the Mars/Ares bookmark. Add excitement to your lesson by employing an ancient material, stamped with a classical representation of Mars.
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