Pharos, The Canadian-Hellenic Cultural Society presents lectures on all aspects of Greek culture from ancient history, literature and archaeology to modern traditions including dance and music. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the last Monday of October-November and January-April in the Upper Hall of the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Everyone is welcome: admission is by annual membership or donation at the door.
11 Feb 2018
Monday March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm Upper Hall, Hellenic Community Centre Siobhán McElduff,
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.