Ancient Gestures in “Rock the Beat” Game

“Rock the Beat” game (PL: “Palce w pralce”) consists of clapping hands to the rhythm of the famous Queen song “We Will Rock You” and showing different gestures. The gestures are presented on the cards which are distributed to the players at the different stages of the game session.

We can find a variety of gesture cards in many different editions of the game. In the Polish version we encounter a card which presents Diogenes in a barrel – in the English one we find an Egyptian gesture card. Do you know any other examples of Antiquity-related gestures in this game? If so please share it with us!


The first photo was made by the author of this post, the second photo comes from the Board Game Geek Website:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk



References to Antiquity in “Rory’s Story Cubes: Mythic”

This set of cubes is an extension to the game “Rory’s Story Cubes”, which consists on storytelling.



Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

First blog post

This is our very first post. We started this blog to gather the traces of Classical Antiquity in the world around us. Greeks and Romans gods, heroes, and creatures from ancient myths, as well as characters from ancient history live in literature, painting, architecture, but also in movies, music, comic books, advertising, and in other spheres of popular culture. Everyday we come across some interesting examples of the reception of the Classics. Let’s observe them together, discovering a new life of the stories from our mythical childhood!