Charity Begins At Home: Eumachia And Pompeii

by Dr Liz Gloyn Eumachia, daughter of Lucius and mother of Marcus, citizen of Pompeii, helps us understand a particular kind of charity at work in the Roman world. Euergetism, which means the giving of public gifts to a community or settlement, was an exceptionally common form of philanthropy in the Roman period. Rich citizens … Continue reading Charity Begins At Home: Eumachia And Pompeii

#HeForShe – How Women Came to Rule the Kingdom of Kush

by Luke Pepera In about 600 BC, the Egyptian pharaoh Psammeticus II destroyed the Kushite capital Napata, and drove the Kushites south where they established a new capital at Meroë (in modern-day Sudan). Blessed with heavy rains and located at an enviable position between the societies of the African coast, African interior, Egypt, and the … Continue reading #HeForShe – How Women Came to Rule the Kingdom of Kush