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Come summer, come class war
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Come summer, come class war

The outbreak of revolutions in 1848 across Europe (England and Russia were notable exceptions) was a sequel to the French revolution of 1789.   Sean Sheehan   This time, there was more radical intent, property rights that had earlier established the rule of the bourgeoisie were rejected. The June Days […]

Misrepresenting women in Greek mythology
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Misrepresenting women in Greek mythology

The Amazons, an all-female, barbarian tribe of mythological warriors, fascinated the ancient Greeks. Ubiquitous in art –only representations of Heracles appear more often on vase paintings– they appear battling with Greeks in sculpted scenes on classical temples.   Sean Sheehan   Natalie Haynes, in “Pandora’s jar”, wonders why a male-dominated […]