Marguerite Rigoglioso -- The Amazon Women of Tunisia

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Hear scholar Marguerite Rigoglioso discuss the foremothers of the Greek Amazons - the Amazon women of Tunisia, N. Africa. She will discuss who they were and if they were real. How Medusa and the Gorgons fit into this story - as well as Athena. Is there evidence of female warriorhood in Africa and what happened to the Amazons? Do the Amazons relate to the contemporary Tuareg or Berbers of N. Africa and why the Amazons are a useful image for women to reclaim today.

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