Detail from the Roman-era Sousse Mosaic Calendar, El Jem, Tunisia.
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If you’ve ever wondered why our 12-month year ends with names that mean the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months, you can blame the Romans.
Detail from The Temple of Janus by Peter Paul Rubens. Wikimedia Commons.
On January 1, we consider the origins of Janus, after whom this month is named.
South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, faces a crucial, decisive but potentially divisive leadership choice.
For the first time since its unbanning the ANC needs to find a new direction. Its supporters and South African voters are no longer content with resolutions that promise to end to corruption.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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Wonder Woman comes from a long line of strong mythical feminists.
Jesus wasn't the only son of a god in ancient times. And, as you'd expect, divine offspring tended to be high achievers.
We have brutal sexual threats, made anonymously, against those who have “transgressed” a particular boundary. Sound familiar?
Brutal sexual threats against perceived trespassers, made anonymously, with the expectation they will be seen as "humorous". Sound familiar? Modern-day trolls belong to a long, and troubling, lineage.