Women, Property, and Linear B

In Greek antiquity, few issues concerning women created as much regional controversy as women’s abilities to command and control property. Control of property for women in Archaic and Classical Greece varied broadly from site to site with no real consistency across states. While Classical Athenian wives would own only their… Read more

Ancient borders, modern issues.

The front page of the Washington Post of 18 September 2011 featured a column entitled “Disputed Territory” discussing China’s territorial claim over the Spratly Islands – the claimant arguing that shards of Chinese pottery unearthed there entitle China to “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea. This is just one… Read more