Five stories of ambitious empresses, fearsome gladiators, and ordinary working-class residents — glimmering snapshots of the female experience in the classical world.
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Terese Marie Mailhot on the Personal Cost of Speaking Out Against Racism
Terese Marie Mailhot knows from experience that speaking out against racism can come with a cost. But it’s a cost she’s ready and willing to pay.
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Three Stories on Myth and Superstition
Friday, May 13th is the only “Friday the 13th” in 2016. Enjoy these three stories on myth and superstition.
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Ancient Myths, Trigger Warnings, and Our Unsafe World
Earlier this year, an op-ed written by members of Columbia University’s Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board argued that Ovid’s Metamorphoses should be taught with a trigger warning because the myths of Daphne and Persephone “include vivid depictions of rape and sexual assault.” Needless to say, a lot of people had thoughts about this. In a recent essay-cum-open-letter for Oregon Humanities, poet Wendy Willis issued an […]