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Women and War

with Bobbie Simone

Class Description

Women and War: As Seen by the Classical Greeks We will read and discuss two classical works looking at the role of women and war. A tragedy, Euripides's The Trojan Women. What happens to the women and children when Troy is defeated by the Greeks. And a very bawdy comedy (be forewarned!): Lysistrata by Aristophanes. How do women get men to stop a war? Refuse sex until they do. We will also watch two film adaptations of the plays: “The Trojan Women,” with Kathryn Hepburn and a Greek “Lysistrata” with subtitles. Texts: The Trojan Women, translated by Alan Shapiro, Oxford University Press, 2009. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, translated by Jeffrey Henderson, Focus Classical Library, 1988. Both are available on Amazon and other online sellers. Costs range from $5.00 for used to $13.00 for new paperbacks. You may also find them at the Seattle Public Library and local booksellers like Third Place. Please purchase the books early to ensure you have them for class. In Person: Room B2 Wednesdays: 10:00am - 11:00am Class Limit: 20

  • Started Apr 6
  • 40 US dollars
  • In Person: Room B2

Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops before the second meeting of the class.

Contact Details


3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA