Women and Funeral Rites in Archaic and Classical Greece

In Archaic and Classical Greece, women were primarily in charge of performing funeral rites. … More Women and Funeral Rites in Archaic and Classical Greece

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Consent and Rape Culture in Ancient Greece

The Rape of Proserpina, Hans von Aachen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons   “Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture.” – Marshall University Women’s Center   While it may not have been referred to as such … More Consent and Rape Culture in Ancient Greece

Midwives

The average married woman in antiquity was likely to have an average of four to six children, and with high infant mortality rates, ancient midwives would have done invaluable work. … More Midwives

Conceptual Virginity & Homosexual Themes From Antiquity

Abstract      The research I conducted for this project focused on the concept of ancient virginity, specifically centred around Greece and Rome. I researched both the ancient physical understandings of the notion of virginity and how this applied differently to males and females. From my original research, I began to notice an interesting trend that revealed more information about homosexuality and homosexual relationships as being ‘exempt’ from … More Conceptual Virginity & Homosexual Themes From Antiquity

The Pythia

The Pythia was the oracular priestess at Delphi, who would deliver prophecies to suppliants under the possession of Apollo. This was one of the most important oracles in the Greek world and it was in use for nearly a thousand years. … More The Pythia