PHOTO: Eva Green (pictured here at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival) played Artemisia in the 2014 film, 300: Rise of an Empire. Photo by Dan Shao.
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Honora Chapman Ph.D. will present four lectures on “Women Leaders in the Ancient Mediterranean” as part of Women’s History Month at Fresno State. The three talks will be every Monday, March 1-15, at noon on Zoom. The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required.
March 1 – “My men are women, and my women are men”: Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus
You may have seen the movie “300”; now, learn more about the greatest female leader during the Persian Wars and her role in the birth of radical democracy in Athens in the 5th century B.C.E.
March 8 – The Last Queen of Rome: Berenice of Judaea
Learn more about the most important Jewish woman leader during the Roman imperial rule and how she promoted clemency in the Roman legal system.
March 15 – Hypatia of Alexandria: Leading Philosopher, Astronomer, Mathematician
Meet the wisest person in the most cosmopolitan city of the ancient world and learn how her fate mirrors that of the Roman world in Late Antiquity and how she lives on today in every classroom.