Origins The figurines that came to be known as the Minoan Snake Goddess were first discovered in 1903 by Arthur Evans, a British archeologist, in Knossos; an ancient city in Crete. The figurines are dated around the Neo-Palatial time period, around 1700-1450 BCE. The figurines are of a woman, dressed in typical Minoan-style clothing for … More The Minoan Snake Goddess
Ever heard of the Amazons and wonder who they are? Where they come from? Where they are now? This digital essay attempts to answer these questions and more, following information from pre-historical sources to today. … More The (Not-So) Ancient Amazons
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
A glimpse into the lives of girls living in Ancient Greece.
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Claimed to be the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Troy or Helen of Sparta, and also known as “the face that launched a thousand ships” was in Greek mythology the main cause of the Trojan war. She was daughter to Zeus and Leda, although her putative father was said to be Tyndareus … More Helen of Troy
A Brief Mycenaean Background From the 15th to the 13th century BCE, the Mycenaean people inhabited mainland Greece, as well as parts of the Aegean, Crete and the Cycladic Islands. This era of people were influenced largely by the Minoan civilization. A few important locations from this time period are Mycenae (the main site that the … More Mycenaean Female’s Clothing, Hair, and Jewellery