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Artemis and a massacre at the Tree of Life

2018.11.01 | By Gregory Nagy §0. On October 27, 2018, eleven men and women were killed, and more were injured, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the city of Pittsburgh. It was widely reported about the massacre that the man who had opened fire on his victims was at the same time shouting his hatred for Jews, and that this hate was fueled by anger over the help offered… Read more

Helen of Troy: Unwomanly in Her Sexuality

2016.05.03 | Darah Vann Helen of Troy is a complex character who transgresses traditional female roles, making her characterization unwomanly to the point of being non-female. Helen is not merely the beauty who passively started the Trojan War, whatever her actual role in her abduction was, but she is also a symbol of the fears and anxieties non-womanly women produced. Read more