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How are the concepts of beauty and sexuality important in mythology?

Beauty and sexuality are two traits designated to women in mythology as a way of increasing or decreasing their power and position, especially in relation to the male mythological characters around them. 977 more words

Women's Liberation

Deerstalker eagerly anticipating the reopening of the Somersetshire Coal Canal

This week Deerstalker has ventured deep into the heart of rural Somerset, where time waits for every man and owl pellets are still recognised legal tender. 596 more words

Was Helen of Troy Like the Beyoncé of Ancient Greece?

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Helen of Troy is a famous character from Greek legend, renowned for her beauty – but what else? Beyoncé is a famous singer from the present. 74 more words

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Update Log - 6/13/15

It’s that time of year – 50-50 time! 50-50 is an annual juried art show put together by the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA. 168 more words

Ilion

Disappointed in Research

Back in 2012, I was reading the Iliad with an online group, and I was amazed when I got to these lines about the famous… 1,341 more words

Books

Literary Legislation (Part 2)

Moving toward the acceptable end of the spectrum mentioned in my last post, I would like to consider female characters who are part human and part divine. 329 more words

Blog

The Oracles of Troy by Glyn Iliffe

To quote the eminent philosopher and all around wise man, Homer Simpson, “I like stories.”  I especially like good stories and this series by Glyn Iliffe is magnificent.   294 more words

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