Aria Cunningham Guest Posts on Sheila Deeth’s Blog: “Writing Moral Characters in the Ancient World”

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If you believe Hollywood, ancient history was a time of testosterone-fueled bloodshed inspired by high hormones and a lack of clothing. Sadly, classical sources do little to dispel this skewed perspective. History is taught as a series of unrelated events, usually following the shift of power from one conquest to the next. Our understanding of time is broken into Ages, organized by the technology we used to implement death: Stone, Bronze, Iron, etc. Even archaeology is influenced by death and destruction, the best sources for excavation being tombs and cities buried by war.”

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