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‘Faceless Women in Classical World’

The audience listens to the lecture on “Faceless Women of the Classical World.”

The audience listens to the lecture on “Faceless Women of the Classical World.” Veronica Bruno

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association hosted a lecture, “Faceless Women of the Classical World,” in honor of Women’s History Month at the Athenaeum on March 10. The talk provided insight into the daily lives of women from the classical Celt, Celtiberian, Etruscan, German, Greek, and Roman cultures.

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Historian Lauren A. M. Hammersen

Historian Lauren A. M. Hammersen reviewed what women achieved during these time periods as well as what their limitations were. Hammersen also talked about their status, sociability and relations with children. Aspects included references of battle participation throughout the cultures, religious engagement and various ways women earned a living in those ancient times. Hammersen also used slides to show several ways women were depicted in art during the classical times.

The lecture was free and open to the public.

The Athenaeum is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and is located at 201 Prince Street in Old Town Alexandria. For more information, visit www.nvfaa.org or call 703-548-0035.