11 Feb 2018

March 2018

Monday March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre
 Siobhán McElduff, UBC
Female Justice:  Getting Revenge on Terrible Men in Ancient Greece

Pericles told the men of Athens that the best thing for a woman was not be spoken about, either in blame or praise; the women of Athens surely had other ideas. This lecture will look at how, in a time long before #metoo, women in ancient Greece tried to speak up about and against abuse and injustice, even in societies that were hostile to their voices.