Suda is a 10th century massive byzantine encyclopedia , one of the first of the kind. The aim of the Suda on Line project is the translation and annotation of this work as well as the enrichment of the suda content with traditional as well as electronic resources relevant to this work.
This site is based on a collection of over 7000 photographs, the vast majority digital photographs, taken mostly in various places in Italy and Denmark in the years 1999-2010. The main focus of this collection is the Greek, Etruscan and Roman past of what is now Italy, but there is also the odd photograph from Copenhagen and elsewhere.
The Greek world from the beginning of the Bronze Age (about 3,500 BC), Italy from the Bronze Age (about 2200 BC) and the Roman World up until the 4th century AD.
A quick overview by Thomas Palmer
Mercury originated as the Roman god of commerce and was prayed to mainly by merchants. His name comes from the Latin word "mercari" meaning to deal or trade. Later he came to be associated with the Greek God Hermes, adding responsibility for messages to his duties.