Laughter, power, and protection in the ancient worldRead More
All Posts by Shelby Brown
I'm a classical archaeologist and classicist, who decided at age 11 while visiting Mayan ruins that the past was going to be my future. There's nothing more interesting than trying to see through the eyes of someone who lived thousands of years ago. (I also like science fiction, so ditto for thousands of years in the future.) I have spent most of my career teaching about the ancient Mediterranean world, and in 2011 I joined the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa as education specialist for academic and adult audiences. My research interests include Latin language and poetry, gender studies, violence in the ancient world, and ancient theater.
Ancient jokes come alive on stage.Read More
Meet the formidable proto-witch, Medea.Read More
The curious evolution of the witch in ancient literature.Read More