Words by the Water

Daisy Dunn: The Missing Thread

Thu 6 June | 6pm

A New History of the Ancient World through Women.

For centuries, men have written histories of the ancient world filled with warlords, emperors and kings. They have been far more comfortable describing mythical heroines than real ones. Daisy Dunn inverts this tradition to reveal that women of the ancient world, from Artemisia to Agrippina, and the many nameless in between, were every bit as interesting as Penelope and Helen of Troy.

Book: The Missing Thread (Weidenfeld and Nicolson)