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About: Jocelyn Hitchcock

Jocelyn currently lives in Greece and is a MA student in Greek and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a BA in Classics and History from UNC Chapel Hill. Her current work focuses on network theory and economic development in the central Mediterranean Bronze Age. She enjoys Latin comedy, modern entertainment reception of epics, and any reason to buy a new notebook for research.

Recent Posts by Jocelyn Hitchcock

Aeolus: Keeper of the Winds

Written by Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom In Greek mythology the name Aeolus pops up in reference to three different characters: Aeolus, the son of Hippotes, and keeper of the winds; Aeolus, the half-human son of Poseidon; and Aeolus, the son of Hellen (not the Helen of the Trojan War, but a mortal ruler

Asclepius: Modern Medicine in Ancient Times

Written by Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Medicine may often seem like a miracle. People are quick to praise god and marvel at the outcome of the doctor’s skill and training, with families often turning to hope of divine intervention of a higher power to save their loved one. This is not new to

Calliope: Muse of Eloquence

Written by Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom “Sing, O Muse, of the man of many devices…” Line one of the Odyssey begins like so many in ancient literature, by invoking the muses or gods. It was a common practice to ask, thank, and implore the other-worldly forces for inspiration and guidance in writing and

From God of the Sea to Maserati: The Legacy of Poseidon

Poseidon, the notorious Greek god of the sea (though he was also god of earthquakes, storms, and horses) has been held in high esteem over the millennia. The Romans recast him as the god Neptune, retaining his dominion over the sea. In Bologna, Italy, during the 16th century, the Fountain of Neptune was erected, becoming

5 Women Who Changed Antiquity

By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom It’s no secret that women are vastly underrepresented in the historical record. Biographical information, even about some of the most prominent women like Cleopatra, is often gleamed from tangential accounts focused on male counterparts. Of course this doesn’t mean that women did not making massive contributions to arts,

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