Haaretz — Terry Madenholm – Archaeologist, Journalist (2024)

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Terry Madenholm – Archaeologist, Journalist

Terry Madenholm – Archaeologist, Journalist

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    The 'Eternal Boys' of Ancient Rome

    He, she, or ... ? The gender identity of eunuchs was already debated in Greco-Roman times. Castrati triggered curiosity, hate – and, for some, even arousal

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    The Ancient Rules of Beauty: Creating a Female Identity in a Man’s World

    The inhabitants of the ancient world used various methods to improve their looks, from dead beetles to deadly toxins. But fear the wind, ladies; and the disapproval of society for the shameless

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    A Suicide Manual From Ancient Greece and Rome

    Suicide, the ultimate contradiction to evolution, has been controversial since the dawn of history. Ancient attitudes towards suicide were deeply ambivalent – ranging from outright condemnation to appreciation of the freedom

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    The Rules of Masturbation in Ancient Greece

    While ancient Egyptians and Sumerians saw self-pleasure as an aspect of divinity, in Greece, masturbation was deemed a pastime suitable only for slaves, barbarians and women. And where do dogs fit in?

    I spoke with Kelly L. Wrenhaven, leading researchers on slavery and sexuality in Classical Antiquity

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    A Brief History of Cannibalism: Not Just a Matter of Taste

    Cannibalism is rarely just about eating. It even became a justification used by Western imperialists to explain the enslavement of millions

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    A Propaganda Love Story, From Julius Caesar to Donald Trump

    Propaganda is as old as history and although the times have changed, the tactics remain the same. Roman propaganda has more in common with today’s political realities than one might think

    I spoke with Noam Chomsky, one of the greatest intellectual rebels

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    Rape as an Ancient Weapon of War

    We have something in common with ants: Our wars are driven by the same principle, winner take all. Including, in our case, the human body

    I spoke with Francis f*ckuyama, the bestselling author and political scientist

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    Manhood in Ancient Greece: Battle, Blood and Not Being a ‘Bottom’

    Confused about what it means to be a man? This article will not help you find the answer. The Greeks developed conflicting ideologies, from the muscle-flexing of Spartans to the astuteness of Athenians

    I spoke with Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge), the leading authority on ancient Greece

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    A Brief History of Prostitution in Ancient Greece and Rome

    Prostitution, the ‘oldest profession,’ was a potent revenue generator for the governments of ancient Greece and Rome and for some, a key aspect of masculinity

    I spoke with Sarah Levin-Richardson (University of Washington), the leading expert in gender/sexuality in antiquity

    (Featured in Courrier Japon)

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    The Surprising History of Vegetarianism

    Animals should serve less as food for humans and more as food for thought.
    Let me introduce you to the surprising History of Vegetarianism

    I spoke with Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University), one of the most respected moral philosophers in human/animal relations

    (Featured in Courrier International)

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    The History of Human Milk, the Most Controversial of All Bodily Fluids

    Unisex breast milk, really?
    The ancients seemed to have remarkable insight into the gender aspect of the milk. Despite the indisputable evidence, multinational baby nutrition companies still provide only unisex baby formula

    I spoke with Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University), ancient pharmacology/gynecology researcher

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    Before Barbie: Why Girls Played With Dolls in the Roman Empire

    Doll found in girl’s grave from 2,000 years ago in Rome show these toys weren’t just for frivolity. They were meant to prepare girls for maternity at a very young age

    I spoke with Nadia Agnoli, the curator at the Capitoline Museum

    (Featured in Courrier International & National Geographic Indonesia)

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    Largest Collection of Ancient Graffiti Ever Found in Pompeii. Some Are Hysterically Funny

    Graffiti in Pompeii could be usually emotionally charged: 'Cruel Lalagus, why do you not love me?' And guess what’s drawn next to the caution ‘Handle with care’

    I spoke with Rebecca Benefiel, the director of the Ancient Graffiti Project at Pompeii

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    Lukios Woz 'Ere: Personalized Seats Found in Pergamon Amphitheater in Turkey

    Agathopous, we barely knew ye: Some VIPs marked their boxes with initials but lowlier folk also carved their names onto seats, hoping to ‘book’ room for their family at the bloody spectacles

    I spoke with Felix Pirson, the director of the Pergamon-Excavation Project

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