*proposes to you with this*
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While I do think the Hellenist/Romanist binary is highly problematic (Greek and Latin weren’t the only languages of the ancient Mediterranean!!), I’m laughing at the idea I just had of a Kinsey scale for classicists where 0 is ‘exclusively Hellenist,’ 3 is ‘equally Hellenist and Romanist,’ and 6 is ‘exclusively Romanist’. I’m at like a 4 (‘predominantly Romanist but more than incidentally Hellenist’), feel free to reblog and tag yourselves
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LADS MIDDLE KINGDOM STUDIES 5 AND 7 ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
To note, that is Dossiers of Ancient Egyptian Women (Middle Kingdom & Second Intermediate Period) and Labour Organisation in Middle Kingdom Egypt. Vols. 1, 2 and 4 of MK Studies are still available for free download as well, so go forth and learn about THE BEST PERIOD IN PHARAONIC EGYPTIAN HISTORY OKAY
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Achilles: Wait you like me?? For my personality???
Patroclus: I know. I was surprised too.
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Two fighters clash, watched by Athena (left) and Hermes (right). Side A of an Attic red-figure amphora, signed by the potter Andokides and painted by the Andokides Painter; ca. 530 BCE. From Vulci; now in the Louvre.
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✨ ancient literature ✨
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seneca comparing julia the elder & iullus antonius to antony & cleopatra: and again a girlboss with a malewife had to be feared
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I translate "non sequitur" as "o que tem o cu com as calças?" which is a brazilian expression that literally means "what does the ass has to do with the pants?"
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So ‘Sisyphus’ was trending on Twitter and it was just Classics jokes!
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if any of you are having a bad day i would like to present to you. ancient greek mouse-shaped sippy cup
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help someone on tiktok is trying to suggest that alexander of macedonia was actually a woman and one piece of their evidence is that the city named after him is alexandria which is a feminine name :/
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i think you should be allowed to cite scholars who are bad people but only if you put the word (oof) or (yikes) after their name
like Parker (yikes, 1989) or Obbink (big oof, 2007)
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iliad mini comics part 3: the thrilling conclusion!! (part 1/part 2)
these took a lot longer than expected, but i had fun and did lots of iliad art in the meantime :) stay tuned--I’m looking into producing a zine or poster for these!
more iliad stuff
more ancient studies comics
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fanfic is a modern concept that can only exist under capitalism and relies on copyright and the concept of intellectual property to exist. authors from centuries ago using characters that didn't originate with them isn't fanfic, especially if it's tied to religious beliefs that simply evolved over time, or if they're using them to make a point about society. arthurian literature isn't fanfic, the divine comedy isn't fanfic, greco-roman mythology isn't fanfic.
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me reading the classics
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Me: All of the characters in the Iliad have flaws and aren’t perfect heroes
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men in the ancient mediterranean were like "im gonna show some thigh rn" and no one stopped them
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I’m at the bookstore. I’m at the museum gift shop. I’m at the combination bookstore and museum gift shop
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woman yelling at cat meme but make it ancient greek red figure pottery
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