Warrior Women: Amazons and Real Wonder Women
- Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Taking off from Adrienne Mayor's 2014 book, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, this presentation by Michelle Maskiell, MSU Professor Emerita of History,will consider the weaving of stories about warrior women.
It will briefly recap Mayor's expert summary of information about the Asian origins of ancient Greek Amazon tales. Recent archaeological work has provided ample material evidence of women's combat in Central and East Asia, evidence that sheds new light on tales of women's martial prowess. The presentation will end with a consideration of contemporary Asian women warriors and a reflection on the persistence of Amazonian motifs in Euro-American storytelling.