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Louise Hitchcock

Escaping the Queen’s Megaron: Studying sex and gender in the Ancient World

My title for this piece was inspired by Sir Arthur Evans, the excavator of the Minoan “palace” site at Knossos in north-central Crete, just outside of the city of Herakleion. As a well-to-do gentleman and …

Coronavirus vaccine roll-out and the summer of our discontent

A good friend, who I sometimes vehemently disagree with, but whose opinion I always value nonetheless, asked me where I thought the Australian government went wrong on the coronavirus vaccine …

Protecting our Greek inheritance: The fragility of democracy

Just over a month ago, the United States Capitol Building, the seat of American democracy, was attacked by a vicious mob, unbelievably encouraged by the (now former) U.S. President Donald …

Dialogue

Cleopatra’s Golden Rule – or, she who has the gold, makes the rules

Gal Gadot, an Israeli of Ashkenazi (European) heritage, and a former Miss Universe contestant, is slated to produce and star in another movie about Cleopatra (VII), promising to capture the …

Life

Black Athena and the Incredible Whiteness of Being

The stories around the 1987 book Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization vol. 1 by the late Martin Bernal along with its sequels and many commentaries, sometimes referred …

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