Mary Lefkowitz

Mary Lefkowitz, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College, is the author of Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History.  Her book Greek Gods, Human Lives will be published this autumn.

Latest by Mary Lefkowitz in Chronicles

  • Sophocles&rsquo; <em>Antigone</em>
    September 2003

    Sophocles’ Antigone

    Sophocles’ Antigone is a drama about a young woman who defies orders because she believes them to be wrong. Her uncle Creon, the ruler of Thebes, had proclaimed that no one was to give the rites of burial to Antigone’s brother Polynices, because he besieged his own homeland.

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  • Not Out of Africa
    September 1995

    Not Out of Africa

    If radical Afrocentrists have their way, soon all schoolchildren will learn—as some are now learning—a version of ancient Mediterranean history that gives credit for the Greek achievement to the ancient Egyptians.

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