Presentation Title

Daughters of Ares: The Iconography of Amazons

Presenter's Name(s)

Peyton K. AshleyFollow

Time

3:00 PM

Location

Chittenden Bank Room

Abstract

This interpretive historical survey of the cultural history of the Amazonian myth begins with its visual and literary conception of Greek origin and culminates in contemporary American popular entertainment. Using cultural poetics, the iconography of the Amazons will be examined in the context of the society in which the myth is used and adapted.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Angeline Chiu

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Arts and Sciences

Program/Major

Classics/Classical Civilization

Primary Research Category

Arts & Humanities

Second Program (optional)

Anthropology

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Daughters of Ares: The Iconography of Amazons

This interpretive historical survey of the cultural history of the Amazonian myth begins with its visual and literary conception of Greek origin and culminates in contemporary American popular entertainment. Using cultural poetics, the iconography of the Amazons will be examined in the context of the society in which the myth is used and adapted.