SASA Mini Reading Group: Harem Politics: Princesses with Power in the Ancient Middle East

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required. The reading group will explore how royal women participated in politics and court intrigue, focusing particularly on the city of Mari in ancient Syria (the wives and daughters of King Zimri-Lim) and the Achaemenid Persian empire. Readings would center on personal letters written to/by royal women as well […]