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Dangerous Women: From Antiquity to Pop Culture – GETTY VILLA

Sat Feb 29th, 2020 at 2:00PM

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 2 pm – 4:30 pm


Tickets available December 16, 2019

Dangerous women come in many guises, but in the ancient world, self-determination and unexpected behavior were key elements of enduring notoriety. In this panel of short talks spanning Egypt, Greece, and Rome, scholars examine modern depictions of transgressive women—Amazons, Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, and a Christian martyr—in popular media, from comic books to video games.


2:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Shelby Brown, Getty Villa Museum

Greek Amazons in comic books

Amanda Herring, assistant professor of art history, Loyola Marymount University

Cleopatra and Assassin’s Creed

Kara Cooney, professor of ancient Egyptian art and architecture, University of California, Los Angeles

Helen of Troy in film

Kristen Day, professor and chair of classics at Augustan College, Rock Island, Illinois

Perpetua the Martyr in a graphic novel

Jennifer A. Rea, professor of Classics, University of Florida, Gainesville

4:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Refreshments served and discussion continues until 5:30 p.m., Auditorium Lobby

1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Get Directions)

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