The Getty Villa
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Free; a ticket is required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below. Seating in the Auditorium is open and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking fee: $10
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Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous of Greek myths. Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, tangled with warrior queens. But were they real? Author Adrienne Mayor discusses these stories of ancient women warriors and shares new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons as evidence that they were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, Mayor reveals surprising details and original insights about the fighting women known as Amazons.

About Adrienne Mayor
Adrienne Mayor is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University in Stanford, California. She is a noted author of numerous publications including her most recent work, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World (Princeton 2014). Her previous books include a biography of Mithradates, The Poison King, a nonfiction finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, and The First Fossil Hunters (2000). Mayor's work is often featured on the BBC, History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, and other media.

Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests arriving late will be seated at the discretion of Getty staff. The galleries will be open before and after the lecture. A selection of light "grab 'n go" dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Café until 7:30 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the lecture.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.