Carly Silver

History Expert


B.A., Religion, Barnard College


  • Assistant editor for Harlequin Books
  • Hosts a lecture series in Brooklyn, New York, called "Game of Thongs" at Brooklyn Brainery and Nerd Nite NYC events
  • Tour guide and historian whose writing has appeared in the Smithsonian magazine, The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Archaeology magazine, and History Today as well as on her personal website


Carly Silver is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about classical and ancient histories, including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian gods and goddesses for just under two years. 

After graduating from Barnard College at Columbia University, Silver interned at Archaeology magazine, interviewing esteemed professors about their research and investigating the stories of long-buried queens and ancient sites. Later, she wrote for, where she created character profiles for mythological heroes and creatures, ranging from titans of Irish mythology like Cuchulain and Conor mac Nessa to Egyptian deities, such as Hathor and Aten.


Silver graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2012. There, she received departmental honors and a Tow Fellowship for her senior thesis, which examined the religious and cultural hybridization present in curse tablets from Roman Britain, specifically Bath. In the spring of 2012, Silver presented her research at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies’ Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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