As a character in Genesis, Eve’s entire existence is explored in relation to man, whether that be as a wife or a mother. As the first woman, there is a notion that she is the mother of all humans, the pinnacle of woman.
Boudica’s Legacy, by Alexandra Harris
Boudica was the Celtic warrior queen, most known for leading a rebellion against the Romans. She was one of the first individuals documented in British history, and her legacy inspired hundreds of feminist campaigners. Boudica was a member of the Iceni tribe, yet Romans used the death of her husband, King Prasutagus, to steal land from the Iceni whilst stripping Boudica of her queenship.
Women and Equal Opportunity in Ancient Egypt, by Natasha Lee
Gender in Euripides’ Baccahe, by Alexander Wilderspin
Euripides’ writing style is modern in its presentation of women as an integral part of society. Yet in spite of this modernity regarding gender, the women in Bacchae are still constrained to their ‘traditional’ roles as child bearers. Therefore, Euripides’ presentation of women as vital has patriarchal undertones, as they are presented as being necessary to fulfil the duties men cannot fulfil alone.