Are you the powerful, alluring sorceress Circe? Or perhaps Otrera, the queen of the elite female Amazon warriors? Take this quiz to find out!
From Egypt to China, who are we going to bow down to?
The political role of women of the Roman elite, with particular attention to the autonomy and influence of the Julio-Claudian women, 44 BCE…
Many Greek tragedies have mysteriously evaded the controlling influence of time; they are read today with as much admiration and emotion as they would have inspired in their first audiences.
This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
This is my review of Boudica: Warrior Queen starring Alex Kingston, Emily Blunt and Steve Waddington.
The majority of this study consists of a series of case studies of different types of women’s rituals of power, which emphasize examples of significant trends in ritual iconography, praxis, and context, both those which were typical of late antique Egyptian magic as a whole, and those which were uniquely female in character.
This paper is intended to be a beginning of a series of texts about the economic activity of women in Rome.
Whether or not the Egyptian dream manuals are collections of dreams that were actually seen, or were possible visions that the composer believed could be seen is a moot point for our purposes. What matters is that they are embed- ded within their specific cultural matrix, and that they and their interpreta- tions to a certain degree reflect social hopes, fears, and desires, projected by their composers, the priests.
A number of ancient Egyptian artefacts have reached the Maltese islands over the centuries. The Phoenicians seem to have been the main importers of these artefacts in antiquity, and yet some archaeological specimens reached the islands before their time.