5/10/2021, 7:00:00 PM
This 10th May at 8pm we'd like to invite you to be part of the paperback launch of Natalie Haynes’s Transmission prize-winning book, Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths.
To celebrate we'll be getting together digitally to take a closer, deeper look at the art that the 'rock-star classicist' uses to illustrate just how the way women of Greek myth have been represented in art, literature and popular culture. Not only are the women rarely the focus of these well-known stories, but they are often painted as monstrous, vapid or just plain evil, yet their appearances in art and culture through the centuries tells a different story - so how did this happen? We intend to find out - so together with Salon London's Helen Bagnall, Natalie will be taking us on our own personal digital tour of the appearances in the art of Pandora, Medusa, Eurydice and Penelope to help us strip away the layers to understand these women of Greek myth in the way that was intended. Do please get involved in that chat box and bring your questions and thoughts.
Natalie has done so much to help all of us at Salon London and ALSO Festival to learn to love the classics - so you are all invited - all Salon London Members, and guests for ALSO Festival 21 are offered guest list, and £7 tickets are available for anyone else who wants to join, or you can pre-order Natalie's book and access to the Salon (and a watch back function) for just £11.99: Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths. Or become a member and let us curate a whole year of ideas - and watch whenever you like.