The Parthenon Marbles: Ancient Meaning, Colonialism and the Importance of Mythologised History in the Modern Debate

Author: Indigo Coulson Sub-editor: Maija Drezins The removal of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Lord Elgin in the 19th century, when Athens was under Ottoman rule, is the source of modern debate surrounding where the marbles should be displayed in the 21st century. Though many of the Marbles currently reside in the British Museum,… Continue reading The Parthenon Marbles: Ancient Meaning, Colonialism and the Importance of Mythologised History in the Modern Debate

What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?

Author: Charlotte Allan Sub-editor: Maija Drezins Though unique to each ancient society, the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power coincides strongly in ancient Greece and Egypt, highlighting the “sociocultural differences,” present in these diverse societies. Despite these differences, it becomes clear that female status and agency is strongly determined by their roles as wives… Continue reading What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?

Bellerophontes and Pegasus

Artist: Oliver Russell Title: Bellerophontes and Pegasus Year: 2021 Description by artist: 'Though there are multiple known tales of how Bellerophontes tamed Pegasus, I prefer the one where upon seeing the bridle gifted unto Bellerophontes by Athena, Pegasus willingly knelt before him. Together the pair went on to slay the fearsome fire-breathing Chimera. In his… Continue reading Bellerophontes and Pegasus