Hey y’all, I’m reading Seneca’s Medea in translation for my Roman Drama class and going to compare it with the Euripides (in translation) version, but the paper I’m writing is going to focus on marriage law, citizenship law, and custody of children in ancient Greece versus ancient Rome. Does aaaaaanyone have any recommendations for articles relevant to this (preferably for ones I can access or a PDF y’all can share would be awesome!) or any primary sources (in translation) about laws during the times the plays were written suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you all in advance! (I’m going to be hunting for some stuff on my own, of course, but if anyone wants to suggest things, I would appreciate it! I already have “Roman Marriage Law and the Conflict of Seneca’s ‘Medea’” by Laura Abrahamsen, so I’m going to delve into some other stuff and re-read Euripides’s Medea today).

🇹🇷 Hypomiones Sparta’daki fakir vatanda…



Sparta’daki fakir vatandaş sınıfı. Seçimlerde sadece oy kullanmalarına izin verilen, köle olmayan adamlar ve oğullarından oluşurdu. Seçkin vatandaş sınıfı ise hem oy kullanma hem de seçilme hakkına sahipti.



The poorer class of citizens at Sparta. They consisted of freemen and their sons, who were only allowed to vote at elections; while the Homoii, or superior class of citizens, were qualified hoth to vote and to be elected.

Responses to “so what are you going to do afte…


  • “the position of ‘ruler of Babylon’ has been vacant for a few years, hasn’t it?”
  • “well, someone has to translate those ancient curses in movies”
  • scream “ΒΡΕΚΕΚΕΚΕΞ ΚΟΑΞ ΚΟΑΞ” and run away
  • “destroy Carthage”
  • start reciting the Iliad and don’t stop until the person leaves
  • “I was thinking of killing a giant in Lebanon, losing my bro and going on a subsequent quest for immortality, what do you think?”
  • say nothing and keep building that sweet Hittite chariot you’re going to use to become a new superpower
  • “I’m going to construct a fort with all the Loeb books I own and never come out”
  • “bold of you to assume my studies will ever be over”
  • et tu, Brute?”

Image:  The Chariot Race by Alexander von Wag…


The Chariot Race by Alexander von Wagner

🇹🇷 Essadarii

Essada adı verilen savaş arabaları ile savaşan gladyatörlere verilen isim.

🇬🇧 Essadarii

Roman gladiators, who fought from their chariots, called esseda.

Standing bull, 1st millennium B.C., from Sou…

Standing bull, 1st millennium B.C., from
Southwestern Arabia. Medium: Bronze

Bronze castings of large sculptures, as well as smaller objects, were
made through most of the first millennium B.C. and the early centuries
A.D. in southwestern Arabia. Among the types of animal images, bulls—a
symbol of strength and potency—are the most common and can be found on
funerary stelae, seals, and sculptures of the period.

The Met

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