102. PUTTING THE 'HER' BACK IN ANCIENT HIS-TORY

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102. PUTTING THE 'HER' BACK IN ANCIENT HIS-TORY
Daisy Dunn, Emma Southon
Saturday 29th June 13:15 (60 Min)
IPGL Stage
For too long the history of the classical world has been written as one long series of deeds by men about men. We read of the power wielded by the likes of Pericles, Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero, and if we are lucky enough to encounter women at all, we seldom get beyond Cleopatra and Boudica. Classicists Emma Southon and Daisy Dunn come together to discuss why women are actually integral to ancient history and how highlighting women's stories can give us a new understanding of how history is told. From Enheduanna, the first named author in the world, to Artemisia of Halicarnassus, who became a naval commander in the Graeco-Persian Wars, and Julia Felix, who ran an entertainment complex in Pompeii; from Locusta, the chief toxicologist and poisoner of choice at the Roman court, to Claudia Severa, who held parties in the forts of Northern Britain, women were pivotal to every aspect of ancient life. It is time to lift them out of the shadows.
Event Theme: Society
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