One of the ongoing questions in the study of classics is what relevance the ancient world has to us today. Sometimes I feel a little odd, as a leftie, a feminist and even as a young woman, for studying what if often seen as a bastion of the colonial, elite white male tradition. My Greek … More Patriarchy Past and Present: The Case of Cicero’s Clodia
Greetings to all my readers! I’m back from my study trip to Italy, and will be resuming regular posting shortly. To start off, I thought I’d post a slightly condensed version of a presentation I gave at the archaeological site of Ostia. The question I was answering had to do with what we can tell … More Women of Antiquity: How much can we really know?
This semester at uni, I fell in love with Virgil. I can’t profess knowledge of the entire Aeneid, but after thirteen weeks pouring over the Latin text of Book IV, weeping with Dido in her empty halls, cursing Aeneas with every bit of invective my mind could think up, and feeling my soul being lifted … More Classics and Feminism: thoughts on Virgil’s Dido