Women as Sirens in Greek Mythology

The depictions of Sirens in mythology started around the time of Homer’s Odyssey. Certain characteristics are given to these figures and we can see how these characteristics led to the graphic depiction of these creatures as women. … More Women as Sirens in Greek Mythology

A Comparison of Women in Classical Greece and Greek Mythology

Women in Classical Greece were uniquely responsible for childbearing, raising the children, weaving, and managing the household. Childbirth was extremely dangerous as mortality rates at birth were high for both the mother and child. Caring for a newborn child posed a similar concern , since infant death rates in antiquity have been determined at 300 … More A Comparison of Women in Classical Greece and Greek Mythology

The Cult of Artemis at Brauron

Who, What, Where, When, Why? The remaining evidence for the existence of ancient Greek cults is often ambiguous. There are very few known details of what actually took place during religious ceremonies, rites, and festivals in classical Greece—as many religious practices were intentionally kept mysterious. The excavations of the site of Brauron in Attica however, have … More The Cult of Artemis at Brauron