Now you are probably wondering why, after an 8-month hiatus, I am back writing about what looks like a dilapidated cave. Well, it turns out that this cave is actually the Classicists dream as it supposedly where Odysseus spent seven whole years of his life following the Trojan War. Welcome to Calypso’s Cave! In Greek [...]
Victim Blaming: The Past and The Present
Trigger warning: This article will contain discussion of murder, rape and sexual assault. For a lot of people, the concept of ‘victim blaming’ may be a relatively new one. With the rise of social media and the online trolls commenting on every news article, individuals who have suffered any form of injustice are subjected to [...]
Periods of History
I have always been fascinated by women in history, primarily because we don’t actually hear much about them. Simply put, women have always been viewed throughout history as inferior, their voices silenced by androcentric historiography. So, in celebration of women and International Women’s Day I have decided that this week I am going to be [...]
Happy New Year!
Historia Update: Life in ‘The Chapel’
Pints and Prisons: The Bridewell
The Beatles: Iconic? Or Overrated?
A controversial title for some and more contemporary history for me, but this topic is nonetheless something I wanted to explore after my recent trip to Liverpool, the birthplace of The Beatles. Please note this article does not discuss events after The Beatles broke up so will not cover the tragic death of John Lennon [...]
The 5 Most Gruesome Female Martyrdoms In Early Christianity. Part Two: St Agnes
Hello everyone and welcome back- finally -to my countdown of the top most gruesome female martyrdoms in Early Christian history. Today I will be discussing the death of a young woman named Agnes, so without further ado lets get started! Trigger warning; violence against women and rape discussed below. According to sources, Agnes was born [...]
A Love Letter to Herodotus
'Father of History or 'Father of Lies?' is the age old question which surrounds the work of Herodotus of Harlicarnassus. Although some of his work has been proven to be factually correct, other bits are...shall we say, less so. His work, like his life, is shrouded in elements of the unknown and to this day [...]
The 5 Most Gruesome Female Martyrdoms in Early Christianity. Part One: Eulalia
We have all had to queue for something. Whether its queuing for the checkout at Aldi (or Tesco if you're fancy), at the bar or even the toilet, queuing is just an accepted part of life. But would you queue to get humiliated, tortured and brutally killed? No? Me neither, it doesn't sound like the [...]