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Livia, Empress of Rome

Two weeks ago, I sat in Livia’s dining room.

Not her actual dining room, but within the four painted plaster walls that lined her dining room two thousand years ago and now are located at the Museo Palazzo Massimo in Rome.   511 more words

Womens History

The Paradox of Paternalism

“An exciting study that reveals the complexity of women’s multiple political projects, as well as the importance of feminism–widely defined–as a powerful political force.”—Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney, author of The Politics of Motherhood… 221 more words


Family Ties: Girls Trip to the Black Hills

I didn’t grow up in South Dakota, but was visiting family recently and had an unanticipated run-in with South Dakota history.  We were sitting around their kitchen table and I was listening to stories of all the old photos–every visit I see some of the same photos but there also seems to be something new. 364 more words

South Dakota

Anyte of Tegea

Anyte of Tegea lived in the beginning of the third century BC in southern Greece.  She was listed by first-century literary critic Antipater of Thessalonica as one of the Nine Earthly Muses – an honor she shared with Sappho and… 431 more words

Womens History

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Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time.

One might wonder what the early fifth century Byzantine world would have been like if Aelia Pulcheria was not around and her younger brother Theodosius II was led by other ambitious men? 472 more words

Byzantine History