The Collector
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The Collector

History, Feminism

The Woman Who Pushed a Rapist Down a Well

This Thracian soldier got what he deserved

Timoclea Kills the Captain of Alexander the Great by Elisabetta Sirani, 1659 (Wikimedia Commons — image resized by the author)

Alexander the Great was king of Macedon from 336–323 BCE. A year into his reign over the kingdom, many Greeks revolted against their new ruler and declared independence from Macedonian leadership, much to Alexander’s frustration.

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