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Women in Ancient Greece

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

£59

Using literary sources and the British Museum, as well as other artefacts, we compare and contrast the attitude of Ancient Greeks to women in society, as figures in mythology, and as goddesses.

The contrasting roles of women in Ancient Greece from other ancient societies and the difference in class.  The numerous female goddesses will be examined and how their attributes reflected the view of men. These goddesses will include Athene, Hera, Aphrodite, Artemis, Hestia and Demeter along with some of the lesser goddesses such as Persephone, Thetis and Leto.  Some famous women such as the poet Sappho, Lysistrata and Hellenistic queens such as Cleopatra VII will be looked at as well as mythical figures such as Helen of Troy, Cassandra, Clytemnestra, Electra, Medea, Ariadne, Iphigenia, Penelope, and Pandora.

Details

Date:
June 28
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£59
Website:
https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/women-in-ancient-greece

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City Lit

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City Lit and British Museum
Keeley Street and Great Russell Street
London, United Kingdom
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