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An ancient Sumerian proverb may be read as “good fortune [is embedded in] organisation and wisdom.” The present centennial survey is solely about organizing the last one hundred years of scholarship for a Sumerian afterlife myth named “Inanna’s Descent to the Netherworld.” The initial discovery of artifacts with snippets of the myth can be dated…[Read more]
Philip Harland deposited “‘Do Not Deny Me This Noble Death’: Depictions of Violence in the Greek Novels and Apocryphal Acts.” in the group Women in Antiquity on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Article comparing representations of domestic, civic, and imperial violence in novels and in apocryphal acts.
A re-assessment of what we know about women known as hetairai in Classical Greece within the context of the elite women from the 6th and early 5th centuries BCE.