Amazon: Warrior Women at the Getty Villa in California [Updated]

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Editor’s note: The Getty Villa tickets for “The Amazons” talk on Feb 26 are already sold out, scroll down to see the dates of other “Amazons” talks elsewhere in the US and the UK:

Big fan of Wonder Woman? Love some Mythology in your knowledge base? The Getty Villa in Malibu, CA has you covered with their special talk “Amazon: Warrior Women”:


Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous of Greek myths. Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, tangled with warrior queens. But were they real? Author Adrienne Mayor discusses these stories of ancient women warriors and shares new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons as evidence that they were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, Mayor reveals surprising details and original insights about the fighting women known as Amazons.

About Adrienne Mayor
Adrienne Mayor is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University in Stanford, California. She is a noted author of numerous publications including her most recent work, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton 2014). Her previous books include a biography of Mithradates, The Poison King, a nonfiction finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, and The First Fossil Hunters (2000). Mayor’s work is often featured on the BBC, History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, and other media.
The Getty Villa
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; a ticket is required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the “Get Tickets” button below. Seating in the Auditorium is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking fee: $10



Editor’s note: The Getty Villa tickets for “The Amazons” talk on Feb 26 are already sold out, but there are other “Amazons” talks elsewhere in the US and the UK:

Feb 9, Stanford University Classics Dept, Main Quad Bldg 110, 5 pm
March 12, Great Lives Series, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA, 7.30 pm
March 16, San Francisco Commonwealth Club, 6 pm
March 22 Oxford Literary Festival, 12 noon
March 24 Heffers Book Store, Cambridge UK,6.30 pm
April 24 Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland CA, 11.30 am
June 18 Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 7.30 pm



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