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15 09, 2017

Married women in West Asia

By |2019-09-04T07:30:46-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Grindstone from Syria, about 1500 BC (Louvre Museum) Most married women in West Asia lived with their husband's family, so young married women took orders from their husband's mother. Sometimes the two women got along well; other times they fought the way many teenagers fight with their parents. Some families hit or starved [...]

15 09, 2017

Who was Enheduanna? Akkadian literature

By |2019-09-04T08:13:53-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Enheduanna wrote this poem - this is a later copy of it, in cuneiform on a clay tablet Was Enheduanna her name? Nobody knows Enheduanna's real name, if she had one. "Enheduanna" means "High Priestess, Ornament of the god An", but that's what people called her. Enheduanna's father was King Sargon of Akkad, and her [...]

15 07, 2017

Kleobis and Biton – Greek mythology

By |2017-07-15T04:38:45-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Stone statues of Kleobis and Biton The Greek historian Herodotus tells a story about two boys named Kleobis and Biton (KLEE-oh-biss and BYE-ton) who lived near Delphi about 600 BC. In Herodotus, the Greek wise man Solon tells their story as an example of people who lived the happiest possible lives. Read their story and see whether this would be [...]

14 07, 2017

Cassandra and the fall of Troy

By |2019-09-17T11:39:17-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks|2 Comments

The Cassandra myth: Ajax the Lesser drags Cassandra away from the statue of Athena Apollo curses Cassandra Cassandra was a priestess of Apollo in Troy before the Trojan War. She was very beautiful, and Apollo saw her and fell in love with her.  He offered her the gift of prophecy (being able to see  what [...]