Edwin Long's 1875 interpretation of The Babylonian Marriage Market as described by Herodotus in Book 1 of the Histories
Women's College (building 36), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Women's College (building 36), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.
  • Wednesday July 12, 2017
  • 11:30am: Women and Power in Herodotus
  • Venue: Chislehurst Room, Women's College (building 36), The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Women and Power in Herodotus

This talk will tell some stories of the women Herodotus sees as being at the origins of historical developments: how was it possible that they could have such an effect on history, given what we might think of as their political powerlessness? Why are they able to cause armies to move, dynasties to fall, and empires to expand or cease expanding?

This talk will be followed by luncheon at approximately 12:30.

Cost: $35 for the meal. Juice is provided; wine and beer available to buy.

RSVP by Wednesday 5th July. Bookings are essential. To book, see the flier in this month's Nova magazine, or contact us at enquiries@friendsofantiquity.org.au.