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The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla and their impact

The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla is a fascinating read that enjoyed wide popularity for centuries. It presented Thecla as a powerful figure who overshadows Paul. Thecla made an unexpected decision which meant that through Christianity she was actually liberated from the concerns of the body and from the dominion of a future marriage.

Written by Despina Iosif

Was Cleopatra beautiful?

Was Cleopatra beautiful?

The idea that Cleopatra, the famous last queen of ancient Egypt, owed her powerful position to her beauty persist, but why does her appearance really matter?

Written by Branko van Oppen

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