13 Feb 2020
18.30 – 20.30
BP Lecture Theatre
British Museum, Great Russell Street,
London, WC1B 3DG
To coincide with her latest novel, A Thousand Ships, author Natalie Haynes will take audiences on a tour around the Trojan War, the greatest conflict in ancient literature, perhaps in literature full stop. From the causes of the war (divine displeasure) to its complex aftermath, this show encompasses some of the greatest poetry ever written: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Oresteia, The Trojan Women and much more.
The stories of the women whose lives the war affected have been largely untold, from the Amazon warrior, Penthesilea, to the priestess who saw the whole thing coming, Cassandra. Natalie takes the women out of the shadows and puts them back where they belong: in the middle of the story.
This event includes a complimentary drink and will be followed by a book signing.
Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests.