GTKTG: August Virtual Book Discussion: Daughters of Sparta

Getting To Know The Goddess Book Discussion: Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood

Program in BookWoman’s monthly “Getting to Know the Goddess” series

Daughters of Sparta (by Claire Heywood) Book Discussion Group

Heywood’s revisioning of the classic Greek myth of the Trojan War is told, not through the lens of war but through an imaginative exploration of the private lives of Helen of Troy and her sister Klytemnestra, who struggle for independence and agency in a patriarchal society.  Heywood, a scholar of the ancient world, tells their stories from the perspectives of Helen and Klytemnestra:  What were these women thinking?  What did they feel?  What made them act the way they did?  If they really lived as royal women in Bronze Age Greece, what might their lives have been like?

Please join us as we consider how stories change when told from a woman’s point of view.  Books are available in store from BookWoman, or they can be ordered from our website.

Linda Webster, convener of the “Getting to Know the Goddess” series, will facilitate the discussion.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Daughters of Sparta: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593184370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - June 22nd, 2021