The Following Trials and Impacts of the Boston Massacre of 1770

National Archives at College Park / Wikimedia Commons A tense situation due to a heavy British military presence in Boston boiled over to five protesters killed and six wounded. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 10.22.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Engraving by Paul Revere that sold widely in the colonies – “The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street[…]

Ostracism as a Political Process in Ancient Greece

Pottery ostraka identifying Themistocles, 482 BCE. These were used in Athens to vote a particular citizen to be ostracised from the polis. From a well on the north slope of the acropolis of Athens. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens) / Photo by Mark Cartwright, Creative Commons Ostracism was the supreme example of the power of the ordinary people, the demos, to combat abuses of[…]

Private Speech, Public Pain: The Power of Women’s Laments in Ancient Greek Poetry and Tragedy

The Homeric Multitext, Creative Commons Women’s discourse in Greek society has been traditionally controlled and restricted by strict sociocultural codes. By Olivia Dunham Art Historian and Classical Archaeologist Introduction Women’s discourse in Greek society has been traditionally controlled and restricted by strict sociocultural codes. Barred from participating in the exclusively male public political scene, women[…]

The Function of Music in Ancient Greek Cults

Examining the important role of music in ancient Greek cult practices. By Dr. Jana Kubatzki Research Associate in Musicology Freie Universität Berlin Abstract This paper deals with the important role of music in ancient Greek cult practices. It will explore the types of music that were played and research the effect music may have had on[…]