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Adrienne Mayor (Stanford) - The Warrior's Husband: Theseus, Antiope, and the Amazons

Amazons, fierce warrior women of Greek myth, were wildly popular subjects for storytellers and artists. Archaeology shows that Amazon tales were influenced by real horsewomen-archers of the Scythian steppes.  Delving into myth, art, history, and archaeology, this talk looks at the stories surrounding Antiope, the only Amazon to lose her freedom by marriage a Greek hero.Adrienne Mayor is a historian of ancient science and warfare, and a classical folklorist who investigates natural knowledge contained in pre-scientific myths and oral traditions. Mayor's most recent book is The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (2014). Her biography of Mithradates VI of Pontus, The Poison King, was a finalist for the National Book Award 2009 and won top honors for Biography, Independent Publishers' Awards 2010. 

Details

When:

Monday, February 9, 2015. 05:00 PM

Where:

Bldg. 110, Rm. 112

Sponsor:

Department of Classics

Contact:

723-0479
mgsm@stanford.edu

Admission:

This event is free and open to the public.