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Even after two female prime ministers, the model of politics we offer ourselves remains resolutely male.
From striking coffin portraits to boldly erotic statues, the art of the Romans and Greeks tells us compelling stories about how they lived, died, and loved.
How Caesar’s murder set the template for political assassination.
It has always been bad for your public image to laugh in the wrong way or to crack jokes about the wrong targets, not least in the presence of Caligula…
Many modern historians have a rose-tinted view of ancient Athenian democracy. But in reality, theatre was part of the cultural backdrop to an imperialist democracy.