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Women’s History Month: Hypatia

The times in which Hypatia lived were very violent times, as turmoil between the religious and non-religious was erupting everywhere.  Alexandria was a particular point of interest because of the city’s fame for being a center of knowledge.  At it’s heart stood the Library of Alexandria, a wondrous spectacle and one of the largest libraries in the ancient world.  Alexandria was a place of knowledge in the ancient world.  A
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Women’s History Month: Dido, Founding Queen of Carthage

The story of Dido, the founding queen of Carthage (current day Tunisia) dates back farther than any other women that I’ll feature this month, and as such is almost as much legend as anything else.  She is best known through the works of the Roman poet Virgil from his work Aeneid in which he outlines her story of founding Carthage, the role she played in the eventual founding of Rome,
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Women’s History Month: Cynisca

With the winter Olympics having just finished a few weeks ago, and women’s history month upon us, I can’t help but think of Cynisca; the famous Spartan woman, who was the first female winner of the Olympic games.  In case you haven’t heard of her, let me tell you a bit about her. Spartan women were famously some of the strongest women in the world.  You might have heard the
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Women’s History Month: Zenobia “The Warrior Queen”

So very often women’s rights and powerful women are thought to be limited to the very recent past, and powerful, strong women in history get forgotten.  I think that it’s not only important to remember the Alexander the Great’s, or Napoleons of the past, but also the Cleopatra’s, Joan of Arc’s, and in this case: Zenobia’s of the past. Zenobia was known to her followers as “the Warrior Queen”.  She
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On The Rise: Nicola Peltz, More Than Meets The Eye In Transformers : Age of Extinction

After a solid performance as Katara in  M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, New York-born actress Nicola Peltz (Affluenza, Righteous Kill) is set for superstardom in Michael Bay’s Transformers : Age Of Extinction.  Peltz, 19, plays Tessa Yeager, daughter of Cade Yeager, a struggling inventor, played by Mark Walhberg (Pain & Gain, 2 Guns, Ted, Lone Survivor).  She made he big screen debut in 2006 playing Mackenzie in Deck the Halls starring Danny Devito,
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On The Rise: Margot Robbie, The Real Wolf of Wall Street

Thanks to a breakout performance as Naomi Lapaglia in Martin Scorsese’s new film, “The Wolf of Wall Street” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, 23-year-old Australian actress Margot Robbie (Pan Am, Neighbours, In Time) is The Inscriber : Digital Magazine's inaugural "On The Rise" series. Based on early returns, Robbie looks to have a busy 2014 ahead, as she is slated to appear opposite Will Smith (I Am Legend, After Earth) in the romantic comedy film Focus,