The Trojan Tragedy

Tales of the war at Troy have been told and retold through the eyes and mouths of men for thousands of years.  But what about the women and children who were caught up in that war, the women and children who suffered ten years of siege and hardship? And worse, the women who after their brothers, husbands and sons had been slain, were left alone to face the ever-burning anger of the Greeks?   This seminar tells the tale of the Trojan War from the women’s point of view. Drawing on literature, art and archaeology from the ancient world and the modern era we will stand side by side with the Trojan women as they stare their fate in the face.  Participants are advised to do some background reading or research on the Battle of Troy in different genres.

Suggested pre-reading: Extracts of the Iliad, Euripides Trojan Women


“I have been lucky enough to have been able to do lots of Gina’s seminars and this was one of my favourites.  Gina takes you on a journey through some of the lesser known texts of the Epic Cycle which fill in the gaps left by the Iliad and the Odyssey, as well as looking at some of the Tragedies that tell the fate of the women of Troy.  I found this seminar fascinating and a bit of an emotional roller-coaster but highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Troy.” – Anita G., Glasgow, UK

“I loved learning about the various sources we have for the events of the Trojan War.  Gina makes it all so interesting and inspires us to ask questions of the evidence and our own approaches to it.  It has helped me to see the Trojan War from a new perspective.  Thank you Gina.” – Corinne F., Purley, UK


The Trojan Tragedy
This seminar tells the tale of the Trojan War from the women’s point of view. Drawing on literature, art and archaeology from the ancient world and the modern era we will stand side by side with the Trojan women as they stare their fate in the face.
Price: £35.00
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For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547