Ancient Greece (tagged articles)
Penelope, Helen, and the Ancient Greek Spectrum of Femininity: Observations of Womanhood in the Homeric Epics
Jenn Beardsley - Although most Ancient Greek literature focused on male characters, a literary analysis of Homeric poetry reveals an inquisition of femininity, motherhood, and what it meant to be a woman in Ancient Greece. Throughout the epic The Iliad and its sequel The Odyssey, the... Keep Reading »
Persianization and Intimidation: Investigating Discord in the Court of Alexander the Great
E. M. Suazo - A subset of Alexandrian scholarship which has garnered long-held fascination does not center upon a success, but rather a failure: that is, the divide in his court which emerged during his Asiatic campaigns. Such a divide, though incited by a number of grievances,... Keep Reading »
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Ancient Greek Women and Warfare: Building a More Accurate Portrait of Ancient Women Through Literature
A. H. Aghababian - The present study explores the portrayal of women in ancient Greek literature within the context of warfare. More specifically, this work focuses on Classical Period Greek literature, particularly between 450 and 350 BCE, written by Athenian men. The genres studied... Keep Reading »
Mythology and Astronomy as Manifestations of Ancient Greek Culture
Paul Hay - It is common to think of mythical heroes as being "larger than life." The stories of their legendary pursuits put these warriors on a level above that of the mere common man. The cosmic insignificance of the normal human being is also suggested through the study of... Keep Reading »
Gay Marriage in Antiquity: How Far Have We Come?
Nicole Holmen - Regardless of which side you’re arguing for though, it’s hard to deny that the gay rights movement that America is currently experiencing feels remarkably similar to many events of our past: Abolitionism, the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Suffrage -- seemingly... Keep Reading »
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