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Ancient Greek Theater masks. The Ancient Greek term for a mask is "prosopon" (lit., "face") and was a significant element in the worship of Dionysus at Athens:

THE SMALL PIRAEUS ARTEMIS_ Detail from a bronze statue of Artemis, the smaller of two representing the goddess, found along with two more bronze statues and a bronze mask in the celebrated "Piraeus Find". 4th C. BC. Piraeus Archaeological Museum (by Metropolitan Museum Athens)

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Relief at the ruins of Arsameia, the capital of the kingdom of Commagene, 1st century BC. King Mithradates I Kallinikos of Commagene (100–70 BC) dressed as the Zoroastrian Magi (left) shakes hands with the Greek demigod Hercules.

AGRIPPINA THE ELDER (14BC-33CE), wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula & Agrippina the Younger, grandmother of Nero, held up a thinly stretched succession because her brother-in-law Claudius was considered incompetent at Tiberius' death. Because her husband was such a successful military commander, Agrippina the Elder was wildly popular. A later biographer claimed "Everyone called Agrippina the honor of her country, the blood of Augustus, the only & last example of the ancient Roman…