Warfare Beyond the Battle in Classical Antiquity

October 21, 2010 at 78 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeOctober 21, 2010 at 78 p.m.

Lecture by Professor Kathy Gaca (Vanderbilt University). Professor Gaca is an academic with a distinguished record of teaching (an award-winning teacher) and publication (she received the profession's award for best publication in 2006). Her main area of current research is women, war, and emergent humanitarian concerns in antiquity and the modern day.

Her lecture challenges the dominant notion of warfare as armed man-to-man violence, looking instead at practices that affected women and girls, in particular the phenomenon of andrapodizing that often occurred after a city's male defenders were killed or routed. Andrapodizing was a premeditated and partly lethal warfare carried out against inhabitants not trained, or too old or young, to fight back. The talk will be richly illustrated and does not presuppose prior knowledge of the ancient world.


Refreshments will be served after the lecture

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