Tag: Ancient World

“Why so many mythological monsters are female”

At Smithsonian Magazine, Nora McGreevy writes about gender and mythological monsters. “Monsters reveal more about humans than one might think. As figments of the imagination, the alien, creepy-crawly, fanged, winged and otherwise-terrifying creatures that populate myths have long helped societies define cultural boundaries and answer an age-old question: […]

The Feminine Critique catches up!

Catch up with our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast: “Welcome back to another big batch catchup episode with what Christine and Emily have been watching! There’s LOTS to discuss, including (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) Heartbreakers, the Alien quadrilogy, Kimi, In the Cut, The Blue Lagoon, Spencer, The […]

Who is Second Best?!

Sententiae Antiquae is determing which of the Achaean heroes from the Iliad is second best! Check out the semi-finals here and read up on previous battles here. “Why NANAIHB? Since Achilles is the best of the Achaeans, he’s obviously out. After him, the picture is more complicated. Tradition […]

Learn to write Cuneiform!

By the great god Nabu, learn to write cuneiform the Dr. Finkel way! “Even if you have no plans to rustle up a popsicle stick and some Play-Doh, it’s worth sticking with the video to the end to hear Dr. Finkel tell how a chance encounter with some […]