Blog Post #73: Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean: An Interview with Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz

Today for our last blog entry about modern constructions of east and west, Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz talks to us about the marginalisation of the Phoenicians, and the struggle to focus on the under-represented peoples of the ancient Mediterranean.

Blog Post #72: Solving the Riddle of the Sphinx with Thierry Petit

Today we continue to explore modern constructions of east and west with Thierry Petit, who discusses the origins and significance of the Sphinx in the ancient Mediterranean.

Blog Post #61: Graduate Student Feature with Camille Acosta

Peopling the Past is back with a new graduate feature blog post! This week we take a look at the work of Camille Acosta, a PhD candidate at UCLA, who researches burial practices of migrants in classical Athens.

Podcast Season 1, Episode 10 – Golden Years and Silver Hair: the Greek Art of Aging with Susan Matheson

On Episode #10 of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we are joined by Susan Matheson, the Molly and Walter Barreis Curator of Ancient Art at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Listen in, as we discuss old age and the ways in which the elderly are depicted in ancient Greek art. Notably, Susan Matheson takes us through the varying portrayals of elderly men and women and how these differences manifest across discrete media, especially vase painting and sculpture.