Gossip Was a Powerful Tool for the Powerless in Ancient Greece

In Ancient Greece, the route to vengeance was through gossip for women, slaves, and others with no access to legal retribution

Parian marble c 470–460 BC from Pharsalos, Greece. Photo: Louvre Museum/Wikimedia Commons

By Fiona McHardy

At the heart of the greatest works of Ancient Greek literature are mighty acts of revenge. Revengers…

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