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.
Arsinoe II, daughter of Ptolemy I and an enduring figure of the Lagid dynasty, became the model for succeeding Ptolemaic queens.
Stories about people who run away usually focus on their adventures. But Lucian provides us with a view from the home front when a young person takes an unexpected trip.
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?
Few institutions from Antiquity are as iconic as the Great Library of Alexandria. However, popular knowledge about the Library often amounts to little more than myth.
An early Ptolemaic queen, Berenice II, ruled alongside her husband Ptolemy III when Hellenistic Egypt was at the height of its power.